Grissom to display UH-1N “Huey” at Air & Space Expo

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  • By A1C Harrison Withrow
  • 434th Air Refueling Wing

A UH-1N “Huey” is scheduled to be on display at the Grissom Air & Space Expo Sept. 7-8.

The UH-1N is a light-lift utility helicopter used to support various missions. The primary missions include: airlift of emergency security forces, security and surveillance of off-base nuclear weapons convoys, and distinguished visitor airlift. 

The UH-1N has also been used in roles such as disaster response operations, search and rescue, medical evacuation, airborne cable inspections, support to aircrew survival school, aerial testing, routine missile site support and transport. 

The UH-1N entered the Air Force inventory in 1970. Manufactured by Bell Helicopter/Textron Inc., the UH-1N is the military version of the Bell 212, one of the numerous variants of the original "Huey" first designed and flown in 1956.

The helicopter is assigned worldwide. Within Air Force Global Strike Command, UH-1N's are located at the 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, the 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Montana, and the 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, North Dakota.

The UH-1N is just one of many attractions which will appear at the 2019 Grissom Air & Space Expo. 

“Airshows allow citizens to see how their tax dollars are being spent, while static displays allow people to get close to aircraft, both past and present,” said Douglas Hays, chief of public affairs.

“We also hope to inspire future generations of Airmen and meet the pilots who help execute the Air Force mission,” Hays said.

The military aircraft, personnel and performances at these shows help demonstrate the Air Force Reserve’s readiness and role in global and national security.

The 2019 Grissom Air and Space Expo will feature demonstrations by the Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army parachute team the Golden Knights, along with other military and civilian acts.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 7-8, with flying scheduled to begin at approximately 11:00 a.m. both days weather permitting.


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