Rides on vintage Huey helicopter return to Orange Beach April 19-20

April 18, 2019
Friends of Army Aviation-Ozark "Legacy Helicopter Rides"

On Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, the nonprofit Friends of Army Aviation-Ozark returns to Orange Beach to offer "Legacy Helicopter Rides" in a vintage Vietnam War-era Bell UH-1 Huey combat helicopter from the helipad near the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf.

On Friday, the flights will begin at 1 p.m., weather permitting, and last until 5 p.m. On Saturday, flights will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each flight will last 10 minutes and the cost will be $50 per person. There will be room for up to 10 people on each flight. Each flight will be piloted by a veteran Vietnam War combat pilot.

The flights will take off and land from the helipad at Wharf Parkway West, just like the group did in August of 2018.

The public is invited to come out and experience history and take a ride with Friends of Army Aviation-Ozark. 

The Friends of Army Aviation - Ozark is an IRS 501(c)3 Veterans nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of U.S. Army Aviation through its museum and flyable Vietnam-era aircraft.  

For more information, visit friendsofarmyaviation.org/