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.UK2021 Huey Flight Experience Dates

Due to our pilot availability and the autumnal weather fast approaching our Huey Flight Experience Days have concluded for 2021. Our Flight Experience Days will resume in April/May 2022.

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

During this “down time” we will be preparing for 2022 which will hopefully include air shows and events where you will be able to get up close to Huey509. Our Hangar Open Days will resume and anyone who already has a ticket from 2020 will be contacted as soon as we have a date. We are looking to hold at least two Hangar Open Days so you will have a choice of dates.

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 left. Taking a right 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 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