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!

NORTH WEST HELICOPTERS LTD // HUEY.CO.UK 2022 Huey Flight Experience Update

Unfortunately due to the overall rise in running costs we, like many other businesses, will have no choice but to increase the price of our Huey Flight Experience from today (7th March 2022) to £650 per passenger. We still assure to give you the incredible, unique experience of a lifetime.

Any previously purchased vouchers will be honoured.

We have tried to hold off and did not do any price increase after the Covid Pandemic hit businesses, but it is no longer feasible to do so.

The Huey Team thank you for your continued support and hope to see you very soon. We have some amazing days planned in 2022. Make sure you follow our Social Media to keep up to date with the latest news and drop us an email to if you wish to subscribe to our occasional newsletter.

Dates for Flight Experience Days will be released on a four-weekly basis. If you do have a voucher you will be given priority booking for these dates via email from our Sales Team. The email will be sent to the person who has purchased the voucher unless you advise us otherwise.

All flights will be with “Doors Open” and have a maximum of 5 passengers onboard. Due to CAA regulations and Health and Safety, all passengers will be wearing a 2 Point Full Body Harness with Steel Buckles attached to the internal points in the aircraft. Full demonstration of the harness and other safety equipment videos will be shown to you along with a full brief on the aircraft and the history of Huey509. Your Crew Master and Pilot will be available to answer any questions you may have. If you do have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the Huey Sales Team on 01772 689328 or

2022 Shows and Hangar Open Days

Please keep a look out on our social media pages and the Events part of this webpage for further updates on events and shows we will be attending in 2022.

We will update regularly with Hangar Open Days and any other news we have of Huey509’s excursions and celebrations.

2022 Huey Flight Experience Dates

Dates for 2022 will operate on selected weekends from April until October (weather permitting).

Huey Flight Experience Gift Vouchers are available to purchase all year round and priority will be given to voucher holders when dates are released.

Our Huey Flight Experience Days take you from our base at Wesham to the skies for a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Lancashire countryside, over to the Trough of Bowland where the head of the valley reaches 968ft above sea level. Then out westward toward Fleetwood to follow the River Wyre to Singleton. If Air Traffic allow, onto Blackpool Airport for a low-level fly through at 100ft lifting off the runway to spectacular views of the Irish sea and the coastline of Blackpool taking in the height of Blackpool Tower and the Big One at the famous Pleasure Beach to your right. Taking a left along the coast of Lytham and St Annes to other iconic landmarks, the Lytham Windmill and Fylde Spitfire Memorial at Fairhaven Lake. Before flying over the countryside of Lower Ballam and Little Plumpton heading back to Wesham base.

We look forward to seeing you all very 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 April to October 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