Archive for January, 2007

Flying Bell “Huey” heading for Dorset

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

A Bell ‘Huey’ (65-09947 65-09947) has been kindly donated to Bournemouth Aviation Museum by Overseas Aircraft Support. It is currently waiting at their facility in Arizona while funds are raised before work can start to return it to the sky. If enough funds can be raised it could be flying in the UK as early as summer 2007. Paul Smith, project manager for the Fly Huey team reports that the intention is to return the Huey back in the air in the original colours of the 334th armed helicopter company and display it at various airshows across the United Kingdom and Europe. When not on flight duty it will be based on permanent display at Bournemouth Aviation Museum where the public can get up close and see a part of aviation history for themselves. Anyone who served with the 334th AHC and in particular the 4th Platoon ‘Gangbusters’ please contact us because we would love to hear from you. Bournemouth aviation museum needs your help to keep a small part of Vietnam war history preserved for all to enjoy and see.