About Us

​In 1962, U.S. Army helicopters airlifted ARVN troops against a Viet Cong force near Saigon, and flew into history. Vietnam veterans know all about how much more of that history was written between 1962 and 1975. Much of that history and many of their stories are intimately linked with the Huey helicopter.

We know that an opportunity for Vietnam vets to reconnect with the Huey helicopter can be a very powerful, moving, and healing experience. Time is taking its toll on the veterans and the aircraft that fought in that war.

​We believe that every effort should be made to preserve their stories and the history and heritage of that period. Your donation will help the Association acquire, restore, and operate these historic aircraft and honor the soldiers that flew in them.​

Huey 823 flew for the 170th AHC and Company C 101st Avn Bn 101st Airborne in Vietnam during 1968 and 1969. Your contribution will help us restore and fly this veteran war bird in support of our veterans. Project will cost in the neighborhood of $475,000. We need your donations to get this done. Help get the word out! And JOIN us today!

If you have been following along, you know we've made a lot of progress since April 2015. In fact, we're hoping for "First Flight" sometime early in 2017. We still need around $200,000 to finish everything that needs to be done. We have rotor blades and an engine deal in the works, but without cash on hand, we can't close those deals. We need your donations to get this done. Help get the word out! Why not JOIN us today?

Our staff

  • Alexis Lake

    Alexis Lake - VP of Maintenance  After...

  • Don Beatty

    Don Beatty – Director of Standardization/Training  Don...

  • Denny Kuehn

    Denny Kuehn - Associate Director, Public...

  • Shannon Lake

    Shannon Lake -  Photographer ​Shan’s first...

  • Barry Horn

    Barry Horn - Museum Director/Crew Chief...

  • Ed Garza

    Ed Garza - Training Director Ed...

Our mission

  • 1.Educate. Today's public deserves to understand and learn about the vital impact these aircraft had for our soldiers during the Vietnam War.
  • 2.Honor. Our Vietnam Veterans deserve to re-experience a Huey, and to have their own stories told.
  • 3.Restore. Bringing historic aircraft back to their former glory is the ultimate tribute to the missions they and their crews flew.

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