This weekend you can take a ride in a really cool Vietnam-era helicopter at the Yankee Air Museum in Belleville, Michigan. Belleville is about a half-hour east of Ann Arbor.

Imagine climbing on board a Vietnam-era UH-1 Huey helicopter and taking a quick trip over and around the Belleville area. Riding in the Greyhound (name of the helicopter) would be the closest historic experience you'd get to ride in the type of helicopter used during the Vietnam War. You'll even get to fly with the doors wide open.

This particular helicopter has been used for utility purposes, medical evacuations, and as a gunship.  A gunship is a military aircraft armed with heavy aircraft guns, primarily intended for attacking ground targets either as an airstrike or as close air support.

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The Greyhound was part of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company during the Vietnam War, serving from 1967-71, according to MLive.

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When Can I Take a Ride on the UH-1 Huey Helicopter?

You'll have more than one opportunity to take a ride a ride on the Greyhound.

  • Saturday, June 25
  • Friday, July 15

Where is the Yankee Air Museum Located?

The Yankee Air Museum at 47884 D St. in Belleville.

How Much Does it Cost to Take a Ride on the Greyhound?

Tickets are $99 for an 8 minute ride. It is a bit pricy but honestly, how many times in your life will you really get the opportunity to do something like this?

You can either make a reservation in advance or just pay when you get there. However, making a reservation guarantees you'll get to take a ride.

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