UH-1 Iroquois (Better Known As The Huey)
|During the Vietnam War the United States Military used at least 68 different types of aircraft. These included everything from the smallest observation planes to the some of the world's largest bombers and transports. But there is just one aircraft that is synonymous and most identifiable with that conflict, and that is the Bell UH-1 Iroquois. The army named all of its aircraft after American Indian Tribes but the official name never really caught on. The reason for this is that when this aircraft went into service the original designation was HU-1 for Helicopter, Utility, One. The HU-1 was later reversed by the Pentagon for standardization among the different services to UH-1, but by then the unofficial Huey nickname from HU had been established and has stuck with it even until today. The Huey had all sorts of missions that included command and control centers flying over a battleground to psychological warfare missions for dropping leaflets on suspected enemy locations. This was the only aircraft in Vietnam that was used by all four of the military services.
This year we will have one of these classic and historical aircraft at the Indianapolis Air Show, which is a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, which will be on static display on the east ramp. This great looking warbird, a UH-1H serial number 68-16563 is operated by Indiana Air Search and Rescue (IASAR) . 68-16563 served with the several units in Vietnam as both a slick and medivac. Stop by and talk with the IASAR crew about Huey 68-16563 when you are at the show.
The most recognized and famous warbird of the Vietnam War!!
Be sure to come early and enjoy the multitude of exhibits and displays as well as an expanded food & drink selection, exhibits, and many static displays of airplanes you can see up close and personal.
Performers, Schedule & Events are subject to change.