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!
**UPDATE FROM 27th August 2020** See Below for Open Door Flight information

MSS HOLDINGS UK LTD // HUEY.CO.UK Hello everyone!!! Exciting News!!!

After many months of paperwork, training and box ticking we are now able to offer "DOORS OPEN" Flight Experience Days (weather permitting and at the Chief Pilots discretion). Flying within the CAA regulations and Government Guidelines.

We will be flying with 4 passengers on board all wearing a parachute type harness, anchored to the inside of the Huey. Full briefing and explanation of use will be shown on the day of flight.

If you are interested in flying with us with a possibility of flying with the "DOORS OPEN" please contact us on email or through our website and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Dates for September flights are as follows: 12th and 13th September PM flights and 18th, 19th and 20th September PM flights. If the afternoon flights get booked up we will open up the morning flights too but not on Sundays.

The photographs below are Crew Master training flights and promotional photographs with the doors open. They show our Crew in the gunners seat, unfortunately the CAA will not allow us to fly with passengers in this seat at this moment in time.

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