Thursday, June 23, 2022

Yankee Air Museum offering rare helicopter rides

Flying in a Huey helicopter with the doors wide open and the wind rushing around is an opportunity rarely offered but this Saturday, June 25, the Yankee Air Museum will take eager passengers into the machines for a unique experience.

The 10-minute rides in the Huey helicopter will begin at 10 a.m. and will be available for $99. The doors will remain open during the flight, weather permitting, officials said. Flights can be booked at and click Fly With Us. Scroll down on the page to find the UH-1 Huey.  

The Greyhound Huey helicopter was used during the Vietnam War from 1967 until 1971.  It was part of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company known as The Greyhounds, Mad Dogs, and Kennel Keepers. The Greyhound Bus Company was honored by the name and gave the company permission to use the company logo.  

A versatile helicopter, the UH-1 was used as a gun ship, medical evacuation and for utility purposes.   

Huey rides will begin at the Yankee Air Museum located at 47884 D St., Belleville, MI.  Riders and friends should park on the north side of the building off 3rd Street, officials said.  

The Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501c3 organization established in 1981.