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UER Forum > Archived US: South > Huey Helicopter Graveyard (Viewed 1653 times)
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Huey Helicopter Graveyard
< on 7/18/2011 11:21 PM >
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I heard about this place about 4 years ago from a friend of a friend. I need to go back to see if they are still there. At least one is a Vietnam Vet. Be nice if one or two could make it to a museum instead of rotting away...




























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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 1 on 7/18/2011 11:22 PM >
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nice find!

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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 2 on 7/19/2011 12:57 AM >
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Hit me up when you go man, I'd LOVE to see this.

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<Reply # 3 on 7/19/2011 1:59 AM >
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Posted by Captain_Slow
Hit me up when you go man, I'd LOVE to see this.



Be happy to Captain. I need to drive up there to see if they are still where I saw them last. Hopefully they haven't been scrapped or moved.

You don't mind a little drive do you?

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<Reply # 4 on 7/21/2011 8:45 PM >
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This si awesome

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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 5 on 8/20/2011 4:44 AM >
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Dang! This is awesome? I just moved to Waco by way of San Francisco. Is this close to Waco?

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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 6 on 8/24/2011 12:32 AM >
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Posted by MIM-14
I heard about this place about 4 years ago from a friend of a friend. I need to go back to see if they are still there. At least one is a Vietnam Vet. Be nice if one or two could make it to a museum instead of rotting away...



There were a zillion Hueys that were made. Unfortunately many hangar queens are in much better shape than those. Unless there's something special about that particular bird. Still a fun find though.

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How unfortunate for you.
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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 7 on 8/24/2011 5:05 PM >
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Posted by MrSivalls


There were a zillion Hueys that were made. Unfortunately many hangar queens are in much better shape than those. Unless there's something special about that particular bird. Still a fun find though.



That's very true. Bell did make over 16,000 of them. I know you can't save them all but I just hate to see these once proud birds rotting away like this...

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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 8 on 8/25/2011 10:13 PM >
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Posted by MIM-14



That's very true. Bell did make over 16,000 of them. I know you can't save them all but I just hate to see these once proud birds rotting away like this...


Not all bad. Lucky you

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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 9 on 8/25/2011 10:21 PM >
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Nice find! Always wanted a ride in one of those. Hang out the door shootin the 60... Radatatatatatatata!!!
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<Reply # 10 on 8/26/2011 12:04 AM >
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Posted by zero5four
Nice find! Always wanted a ride in one of those. Hang out the door shootin the 60... Radatatatatatatata!!!




Well, you can buy a ride in the Houston-based Collings Foundation short-bodied UH-1E Huey. It was about the best $100 I ever spent. They were at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison a few years ago where I got my ride. Can't help with the any M-60 trigger time though

Flying in the Huey made me feel just a little part of what my dad experienced in Vietnam. That was priceless.










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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 11 on 8/29/2011 3:55 PM >
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This sounds amazing! Where is it this site? I would love to see it.

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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 12 on 8/29/2011 5:35 PM >
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I've taken a ride in that very Huey, and with that same pilot. LOL. They come around this area every year. They usually make the trip from the Dallas area to the Houston area and stops in between sometime in March or April. It's been that same schedule for several years now.

I know the last couple of years in the Houston area they have been at Hooks, but like MIM-14 said, the Huey is based down there some where. I'm not sure if they give rides at other times, but I'm sure they do.

Just google Collings Foundation. All the details and schedules are there.

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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 13 on 8/30/2011 11:59 AM >
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Posted by Raticus
I've taken a ride in that very Huey, and with that same pilot. LOL. They come around this area every year. They usually make the trip from the Dallas area to the Houston area and stops in between sometime in March or April. It's been that same schedule for several years now.

I know the last couple of years in the Houston area they have been at Hooks, but like MIM-14 said, the Huey is based down there some where. I'm not sure if they give rides at other times, but I'm sure they do.

Just google Collings Foundation. All the details and schedules are there.




Ha, that's pretty cool Raticus that we've been on the same bird with the same pilot

The Huey and other Collings birds are based at Ellington Field. They give rides all the time around Texas, like you said just google them and you can find their schedule. It's well worth it. Now if I had a spare few thousand $$$, I'd get a ride in their F-4...!

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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 14 on 8/30/2011 12:44 PM >
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Yep. Heres a shot. Last year.

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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 15 on 8/30/2011 7:38 PM >
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Ha, the same seat even!

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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 16 on 8/31/2011 3:22 AM >
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That seat has the best view in the whole chopper, but I gotta tell you, that seat made me a little nervous. lol
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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 17 on 9/15/2011 3:57 AM >
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Im in love with that location. Good find.

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Re: Huey Helicopter Graveyard
<Reply # 18 on 9/16/2011 1:02 AM >
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please shoot me a message with at least a clue to the location. When I was in the 'Stan and Colombia I rode in a lot of hueys and both my parents are Viet Nam vets. you could say I have a bit of a familial connection to the bell 204/UH-1 family of helicopters. They arent anywhere as smooth or fast or new as a UH-60...but they are so much cooler. I have a lot of memories of getting from one place to another in those damned things.

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