Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Huey makes final 1st SOW flight

Huey over South Alabama. AF photo
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- It's been a fixture on the base's flightline for decades, marked by its noticeable difference in design from the larger C-130s and elaborate CV-22s operated by 1st Special Operations Wing. But now it's history. The final flight of a UH-1 Huey at Hurlburt Field took place last month over Northwest Florida and South Alabama. The Huey was one of the aircraft flown by combat aviation advisers of 6th Special Operations Squadron. The Huey has been the most popular light utility helicopter ever produced, with some variant being operated by the military in nearly 60 nations. (Source: 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs, 10/01/12)