Video: ArmyAV.org Brings Hueys To OSH, Cobras Elsewhere
The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation found its way to AirVenture Oshkosh this year, offering rides in a historic Huey aircraft that flew combat missions in the Vietnam War, but the foundation does much more. AVweb spoke with the foundation's Rick Welch, who said the group's primary goal is to maintain and showcase Army aircraft to preserve the history they represent, but also to connect veterans -- often Vietnam War veterans -- or their family members with a piece of their past. The foundation operates four Hueys and five Cobra helicopters, and through the foundation rides in those aircraft are available at locations across the country. Welch shared stories about the foundation's work, and the particulars of its involvement in airshows.
The foundation is a non-profit group based out of Hampton, Ga. Find them online at ArmyAV.org.