Huey Helicopter Ride at the 2014 Winston-Salem Airshow
It is always hard to pass up a ride in a vintage aircraft. Usually, the price is
not too awfully high, so on the rare occasion that Melanie and I go to an airshow, we try to be sure to fly in
something. Last summer (2013), we rode on one of the 11 flying
Ford Trimotors left in the world when it was visiting
Erie Airport in Pennsylvania. The cost was an incredibly affordable $75 each, so we couldn't resist. This time we
were at the airshow in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and there was a crew with a
Bell "Huey" UH-1 Iroquois and a
Bell AH-1 Cobra. Rides were being offered
at $65 per person. Who can pass that up? Not me. I can't imagine what it was like for our nation's soldiers who rode
into and out of battle in these craft. The distinctive "whop-whop-whop" of the rotor blades is as much of a
trademark as the "potato-potato-potato" sound of the
So, without further adieu, here in the condensed footage of our ride.
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