Liberty Warbirds is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which serves as a flying museum. By restoring our Bell UH-1H Huey helicopter to flight, we have the opportunity to engage with Vietnam veterans and their loved ones, allowing their stories to be told.

Our mission is to educate the public about the role of the UH-1 Huey helicopter in the Vietnam War, honor those who served, and restore this aircraft, allowing people to experience its impact.


Operating Huey 823 allows us to reach thousands of people every year, with a focus on aviation and veterans’ events. Our outreach efforts allow people of all ages and backgrounds to experience this piece of history and learn about this iconic helicopter’s role in the Vietnam War.


We center Veterans in everything we do, with a focus on those who served in the Vietnam War. Interacting with Huey 823 allows Vietnam vets to re-experience something unique, allowing us to say “Welcome Home” in a way that so few experiences can.


Through several years of Saturdays donated by a group of experienced, dedicated, and knowledgeable volunteers, we have restored Huey 823 to flight. We continuously perform the maintenance required to keep her flying.

“They welcomed me with open arms. They showed me around and let me talk about my tour in Vietnam. Just seeing and touching that Huey brought back so many memories. I will be back.”
Dave Hess via Facebook
"My husband Rob heard the unmistakable sound of the Huey as we just happened to pass by the Lancaster Airport. Looking over and seeing it in all its glory, he became overwhelmed with so many emotions. He felt he came “home.” Thank you to the WONDERFUL people there doing the fine work of restoring this piece of history."
Jean Zaun via Facebook

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