Huey at Liberty Aviation is a ‘Greyhound’ that flies!

Sep 23, 2020 | Entertainment | 3 comments

The Vietnam era Huey helicopter, “Greyhound,” will visit Erie-Ottawa International Airport and Liberty Aviation Museum on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27. (Photo by Robert Gerard)

In its first out-of-state appearance ever, Yankee Air Museum’s Vietnam era Huey helicopter, “Greyhound,” will visit Erie-Ottawa International Airport and Liberty Aviation Museum on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27. The venerable workhorse of the air in Vietnam, this Huey is providing air support for the Liberty Aviation Museum’s military vehicles show and offering Air Adventure rides.

The estimated time of arrival is 9 a.m. at Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 E. State Road, Port Clinton.

The Greyhound once flew in Vietnam as part of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company. When the 240th AHC formed, the members had to select their unit symbol and call sign for identification. They decided on “Greyhounds,” because of their speed and dependability, just like the bus company, Greyhound Lines, Inc.

During the War, the company supplied the 240th AHC with the famed running dog logo decals for the airships. The 240th Air Assault Helicopter Company even adopted a similar slogan, “Go Greyhound – and Leave the Flying to Us.”

Air Adventure rides on the UH-1 Huey Greyhound are available every 15 minutes beginning at 10:30- a.m. each day. An Air Adventure ride is a 10-minute experience and costs $99. To order Air Adventures visit www.yankeeairmuseum.org and click on “Fly With Us.” Additional flight times may be added as customer demand warrants.

3 Comments

  1. (CWO) Jerry ewing

    Great to see the photo and write-up of one of our Greyhound “slicks.”
    If the. skids are twisted, or the rotors dented, or it rattles on take-off, or the cockpit still has a funky smell, it might be one that I flew during my year as a WO pilot with the Greyhounds.

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  2. Mike Jones

    As an infantryman in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade during 69-70, I flew with the 240th from time to time. They flew very fast and at tree top level, something pretty rare in my experience. My hat’s off to great Soldiers who flew this company.

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  3. rob glasier

    I few this ship in Vietnam as Greyhound 19 in Vietnam in 1969. I cannot express the emotions inside me to see her flying again in all her Glory… Those were hard and dangerous days….but the best memories and most vivid memories I have of any part of my life…

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