BELLEVILLE – Have you ever flown in a Huey helicopter with the doors wide open and the wind rushing over your face?
You will have that opportunity at the Ashland Airport on Saturday, Aug. 6, during the 9th annual Ashland Veterans Appreciation Day. Organizers will kick the day off at 10 a.m. with jam-packed activities including music, food, historic airplanes, vehicles and fireworks.
For $125 individuals can take a thrilling 10-minute flight with doors wide open (weather permitting). You can book your ride/time in advance or take a chance and walk up that day. To order tickets in advance visit www.yankeeairmuseum.org and click “Fly With Us,” scroll down the page to find the UH-1 Huey or just walk up at 10 a.m. to see what’s available.
The Yankee Air Museum Huey, Greyhound, served in 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 its logo. A versatile helicopter, the UH-1 was used as a gun ship, medical evacuation and for utility purposes.
Huey rides and the Veterans Appreciation Day are located at the Ashland County Airport at 700 Township Road 1102, Ashland, OH 44805.
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About Yankee Air Museum: Established in 1981 the Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Yankee Air Museum dedicates itself to educating individuals through the history of American aeronautics, aerospace industry and its associated technologies while inspiring generations through personal experiences to instill pride in our national accomplishments. Yankee Air Museum, located at 47884 D Street, Belleville, Michigan on the grounds of historic Willow Run Airport. Visit www.yankeeairmuseum.org to discover more or call 734-483-4030.
The Life section is supported by Brethren Care Village in Ashland.