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How Many Flight Hours has the Huey Helicopter Flown? Take a ride in a Huey!

Posted by Keith Piper on

Do you know how many hours the famous Huey has flown? That may be a question that no one really knows the true answer but there are some good calculated guess! Hopefully, these estimates are based on some type of calculation from flight logs and number of aircraft that actually were in service. From The Bell Huey was the first mass-produced helicopter powered by a jet turbine. With its distinctive "whomp-whomp" sound that could be heard miles away, the UH/AH-1 aircraft have totaled more than 27 million flight hours since Oct. 20, 1956 when the "granddaddy" of all H-1's, the...

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Huey Helicopter Contract for Minuteman Security USAF (video)

Posted by Better Shipping on

Yes, the Huey is alive and well with the USAF guarding our nuclear Minutemen missiles. Several companies are in a bidding battle to replace the 45 year old UH-1N fleet. Bell Helicopter states the 'new' Huey will have twice the range and three times the load carrying capability as the old Huey. For those of you who love the UH-1N Huey Helicopter this is worth reading about. Bell Helicopter wants USAF to trade Huey for Huey As the US Air Force pumps more money into its nuclear mission, Bell Helicopter and several other rotorcraft manufacturers are eyeing a lucrative opportunity...

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