Looking for a great Labor Day adventure? Look no further, as the Yankee Air Museum announces its UH-1 Huey helicopter, “Greyhound,” will be offering rides to the public in Port Clinton on Saturday and Sunday. Sept. 3-4, and its iconic B-17, “Yankee Lady.”
Tickets can be reserved in advance or take a chance and walk up to the staging
area at the Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 East State Rd., Port Clinton. 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 B-17 and click the date of the ride.
The Greyhound served in the Vietnam War from 1967-1971. 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 name and gave the company permission to use its logo.
The flight is a 10-minute thrilling experience with doors wide open (weather permitting). It costs $125 per person and the helicopter can take 10 passengers per ride from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. To find more information on the UH-1 Greyhound, visit https://yankeeairmuseum.org/aircraft-collection/#huey.
The B-17, called the Flying Fortress, was a heavy four-engine bomber in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII and was noted for its dangerous daylight missions over Germany. It was also noted for its ability to maintain flight despite being heavily damaged. For those wanting a once-in-a-lifetime experience on the magnificent Yankee Lady, rides on the B-17 begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 and cost $525 a person.
The 12 passengers will have an opportunity to move around the aircraft during the flight to experience different perspectives of the airplane, including the nose gunner seat. For more information on the B-17 Yankee Lady, visit https://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/#b17.
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, 47884 D St., is based in Belleville, Mich., on the grounds of historic Willow Run Airport. Visit www.yankeeairmuseum.org or call 734-483-4030.
Established in 1991, the Liberty Aviation Museum is a non-profit whose mission is to provide an adequate organization for historians, aircraft and vehicle preservationists and collectors interested in encouraging internationally the acquisition,restoration, operation, preservation, public education and display of historic aircraft and vehicles.