Thursday, October 22, 2009

Workhorse Put Out To Pasture

Who doesn't like to hear that whop-whop-whop sound from the rotor slap? A few non-military Hueys still fly around Sacramento:

The UH-1 Iroquois helicopter was officially retired in a ceremony held here, by the Army National Guard, ending a service life of more than 50 years to the Army and close to 40 years in the Army Guard.

The helicopter, known to most simply as the Huey, was first manufactured in 1956 and fielded to the Army by 1959.

3 comments:

Chanman said...

I know that it was inevitable and necessary, but it is still a hell of a shame.

gbradley said...

More Hueys were downed in Vietnam than any other type of aircraft.

Darren said...

I'm sure they were more ubiquitous than any other aircraft.