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The Olympic Flight Museum is pleased to announce the 2023 Olympic Air Show on June 17-18th will feature The Olympic Flight Museum’s Bell UH-1 Iroquois.
The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (nicknamed "Huey") is a utility military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-blade main and tail rotors. The first member of the prolific Huey family, it was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet a United States Army's 1952 requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter, and first flew in 1956. The UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter produced for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been built since 1960.

The Iroquois was originally designated HU-1, hence the Huey nickname, which has remained in common use, despite the official redesignation to UH-1 in 1962. The UH-1 first saw service in combat operations during the Vietnam War, with around 7,000 helicopters deployed. The Bell 204 and 205 are Iroquois versions developed for the civil market.
Thanks in large part to the helicopter's numerous appearances on the silver screen, it is now difficult to picture the Vietnam War without seeing the Huey in action roles.  

The UH-1 Huey was made famous by the movies Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Soldiers of Fortune, We Were Soldiers, and King Kong Skull Island (piloted by museum Founder and President Brian Reynolds).

The Olympic Air Show is hosted by the Olympic Flight Museum at the Olympia Regional Airport on June 17-18th, 2023. For more information about the show visit our website at:

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