Huey Flight Experience Fly in a Vietnam War Helicopter

We operate the only flying Vietnam Veteran Huey Helicopter in the UK. A flight in this iconic aircraft is an incredible, unique experience!

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So sorry we have been very quiet but we have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure we are ready to open our doors as soon as we are given the go ahead. As many of you are aware our helicopters are kept in pristine condition so we are adapting our hangar and visitors centre in line with the government recommendations. This will help ensure all our customers have a safe visit.

We have attached a link to the update that the have published which clearly states at the moment that we are unable to fly with our passengers, this is very disheartening but we are very optimistic this will change.

We are also working very closely with the Civil Aviation Authority who govern our flights. These processes take time but as soon as we have any news we will be updating our webpage and all our social media pages to keep everyone advised. We will be completing Risk Assessments for Health and Safety which we will put forward to the relevant bodies.

If you have made a purchase for a Flight Experience Day or Voucher, please note these are valid until December 2021. We will contact you individually when we have the flight dates in place. If you are looking to purchase a Flight or Voucher and would like to join our mailing list please advise us on the email below and we will add you. You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the email. Our email address is and we are contactable on 01772 687775 during office hours 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

We hope you all stay safe and look forward to welcoming you back soon
Huey Team

Genuine Vietnam War Helicopter Flights in Lancashire

From our base in Wesham, near Preston Lancashire (just off Junction 3 M55), Huey Helicopter UK offers you a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to fly in a genuine Bell UH-1H “Iroquois” Vietnam War combat veteran.

This flight experience is available from March to mid-November and includes a minimum of 45 minutes airborne time in the Huey. Each flight is limited to a maximum of 5 people. Access to the Huey Helicopter Hangar is included for you and up to three guests, plus also...

  • A detailed pre-flight briefing including a safety video covering the aircraft, safety equipment and procedures.
  • Approximately 10 minutes on board during the pre flight checks and shutdown procedure.
  • Minimum 45 minutes airborne in our genuine combat-veteran Huey: feel the vibration, hear the iconic sound of the blades and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!
  • A signed flight certificate.
  • Plenty of time for photo opportunity.
Please consult the the Safety Standards Acknowledgement and Consent (SSAC) document available on flying in ex-military aircraft, download here.

The Helicopter The History OF THE HUEY

The Bell UH-1H is generally considered to be the most widely used helicopter in the world. It was used extensively by the US military.  First produced in the late 1950s it became synonymous with the Vietnam War, used for the transportation of ground crew and equipment, evacuation of casualties and as air assault gunships...Read More.

Our Huey Huey '509'

Huey 509 was purchased by the US Army in 1972 and joined the 129th Assault Helicopter Company in Vietnam in July 1972. Records show she flew 559 combat hours before returning to the US in 1973. Between 1973 and 1996 she served with the Army National Guard, US Army Troop support and Aviation Readiness Command, the USARASF and was sent to the Aerospace Maintenance Central facility in Arizona in 2000....Read More.

Meet the Team Our Pilots


Phil Connolly



Neil Airey



Dick Barton