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.