Just a few comments from our wonderful fans...
When I was in the Army from 1962 to 1965, I was with the 101st Airborne Division, 327th Infantry Battalion, "Above the Rest", which later became 1st Brigade, 2nd Battalion 327th, HHQ Co., 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, KY. During that time, one of the aircraft that we jumped from were Huey's. They have a distinct sound, different from other helicopters. It is a workhorse and I even sky dived from them. It had been 52 years since I had been on a UH-1. As we lifted off, I remember that at times we would sit on the edge with our feet hanging out. I also remembered when we "jumped" the HUEY, the "prop blast" was downward unlike an airplane. It was a treat, as I felt young again, as my mind went back to that time so long ago. It took me back 55 years! Thanks.
--Lucky Star Ride
Not only was the ride up to your organization's high standards, but I also really enjoyed talking with the pilots and other staff after the ride! I absolutely loved all of the fantastic stories I heard, some of which are already featured on your website. Today's ride, however, was a very special day for me and my cousin and her son. They lost their husband and father a couple of years ago, and getting them out there for today's show and especially the ride on "Lucky Star" had a very positive impact on their lives, and it did me good to see them so happy and truly enjoying themselves. I go to the Thunder in the Valley Air Show in Columbus, GA every year, and every year, I take a ride on the beloved Huey. It was extremely gratifying to be able to share my passion with them, and I can't say how much I appreciate you guys and gals for making it happen!
--Air Show Ride
We went to the air show today knowing that they were offering Huey flights. I thought I’d like to ride. Well, I am very glad that we decided to! My daddy & I went up. It was both of our first time in a helicopter. I have always had the utmost respect for our service men & women! Especially Vietnam Vets (I guess maybe because they didn`t get a very warm welcome when they returned home)! Well, we were not disappointed at all! From the ground crew telling us stories from Vietnam and about other people’s flights, to the pilot and the awesome flight he took us on!! For just a minute, we got a very small taste of what our guys must have felt all those years ago! It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience and all of these guys do an excellent job bringing it to the public! Keep up the good work and keep those birds flying! And last but certainly not least, I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY ONE PAST & PRESENT THAT HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY!!!
-- Tico Air Show
Recently, I had the honor and pleasure of riding in both the Huey and Cobra helicopters during media day at the TICO Warbird Airshow. I was in awe! I enjoyed it so much that I wanted my daughters, ages 9 and 12, to experience it as well. We took the Huey ride at the airshow and they both will remember it for a long time. Thanks so much to the AAHF for giving us the opportunity to experience aircraft that have been so important in our country's history. A special thanks also to everyone involved in the flights; you are truly special people.
--Titusville (TICO) Air Show - 3/12/17
Having been born and raised U.S. Army (1958-1976) I have always been fascinated with all things military. This is the reason why I attend airshows which feature past and present military aviation. I suppose it has been 10 yrs. or so since my first UH-1 ride and it was just as much fun yesterday (my 5th ride) as was my first. The guys and gals that fly and support the Sky Soldiers Demonstration Team do such an outstanding job of keeping alive the memories of these warbirds by displaying a true love for what they do. My dad didn't fly helicopters when he was serving, but he was a patriot and proud to have served. I got the same feeling being around the Huey team yesterday, they are all patriots. I have told others of what you offer knowing there is nothing like it ANYWHERE! What a day and what a ride - Keep them flying Sky Soldiers!
--Civilian Huey & Cobra Ride - 1/14/17
Richard J Sitman, Sr.
I enjoyed my flight. The flight crews and other personnel volunteering that day were there to answer any questions I had about the history of the vehicles and the flight as to what to expect. I especially was impressed with all the information our pilot, Joe Wade, gave to me that day. Both my wife and myself rode the Huey and it was an experience we will never forget. I have a deep respect for those who flew in Vietnam. Kudos to everyone! A special thank you to Major (Ret) Allie Osuch, Operations Manager, for coordinating this event for us.
AAHF Atlanta Hangar - 1/14/17
I was a crew chief in Vietnam for two years and have dealt with PTSD for too many years. With grave reservations my wife and I surprised our son and grandson (turning 16) with a Huey ride for their birthdays. I had NO intentions of strapping one on my back side EVER! Well, I was put in a position I could not say no. These men and women of the AAHF are fabulous. Not only was the ride great but being able to spend time, conversation and love with these brothers was something no amount of therapy can do. There were tears shed before, during and after the ride. The kids summed it up on the way home when they said this is the best birthday present ever and Grandpa, I will never forget this!!!!! AAHF, I will never forget this!!!!!!
Personal Comment - 12/13/16
The most professional group of patriotic men and women I have encountered since my retirement! Looking forward to my fourth flight! Signal out, can you identify? Thanks, jp
Warbirds Over Monroe - 11-13-16
Hands down the most professional group of veterans and civilians I've met during one of these events. My nephew and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride on the Bell UH-1 Huey Iroquois. Making a hard decision not to serve my country in our military, I've wondered over the years what the experience would be like and it was all that I imagined. Thank you to the men and women of this foundation for providing us (civilians) an experience in to what it feels like to ride in one of these great aircraft and also...Thank you to my wife for allowing me the opportunity to mark off one on my bucket list.
Warbirds Over Monroe - 11-13-16
Thanks to the vets and Huey crew! Took my 8 year old on his 1st Huey ride and my 1st in 30 years. What a blast! Job well done!
Monroe Air Show - 11-13-16
My Grandson and I rode a Huey today at the Monroe Warriors and Warbirds Air Show and Salute to Veterans. Many things came to mind while riding. Many young men had their last ride on that machine and many saved the lives of countless others after they got off. I thank all who served for my freedom in the USA and the World. The ride was great and the whole crew was great.
November 6, 2016 - Stuart air show
Had a fantastic , exhilarating ride. Over the Indian River, St.Lucie inlet. Fantastic view, overall great experience .
11/06/2016 - Stuart Air Show
What an awesome experience. Every year I go to the airshow and take a ride in the Huey. I feel such a sense of pride just looking at it, and meeting all of our veterans. Thank you veterans for your service and thank you for an experience that will last a lifetime
11/5/16 - Stuart Air Show
Thanks for having the show here in Stuart, FL! We had a great time and the guys were very friendly and knowledgeable. It was nice hearing their stories, and the helicopter rides were awesome! Look forward to next year!
11/5/16 - Stuart Air Show
I brought my 7 year old son and 73 year old dad to the airshow and bought a Huey ride for us. My dad is a veteran of the US Army and USCG and a 38-year law enforcement officer. It was a treat to share that awesome experience with him and my son. Your crew was excellent, humorous and personable. In a random accident, my dad bumped his head, causing a nasty scrape. Your crew responded with such care and concern. It was more than just concern for liability,but actual compassion for a customer and fellow veteran. I loved it. My boy loved it, and we will definitely see you at the next show!
November 5, 2016 - Stuart Air Show
Today my brothers and mom went to The Stuart Airshow. My brother Tommy and my Mom who is 74 years old got the chance to take a helicopter ride on the Huey 354 aircraft. This was one of those moments you will always look back on and remember what an incredible experience we had together. The thrill of flying in this machine and watching the joy of everyone made it a special day for all. The staff and volunteers were great with explanation of instruction as well as funny and friendly. Thanks to all of you for giving my family a moment to have fun and build another special memory. The ride was priceless and we are very blessed to have you providing these services to the public!
October 30, 2016 - Wings Over North Georgia
Discovered the Wings Over North Georgia (WONG) Air Show via Periscope showing the Thunderbirds arriving at Dobbins, AFB, researching Thunderbirds 2016 shows, seeing Rome, GA listed, to discovering WONG, to seeing that Army Aviation Heritage Foundation was giving rides on the Huey and the Cobra. I was privileged to have had my first ride approximately 5 years ago in Tuscaloosa, AL. I could not wait to take my 9 year old son on his first helicopter ride. My wife, son, and myself had an incredible ride. We were on the first ride of the day. That is all he could talk about the rest of the day. Thank you for the awesome opportunity to experience this again. Hope to ride in the future.
10/30/16 - Wings Over North Georgia
Absolutely wonderful! Really brought history to life. Even if I didn't personally fly in the aircraft, they provide an amazing atmosphere just by being there. Hearing the distinct sound of a Huey is an amazing thing to experience, as well as getting the unique opportunity to fly in a peice of history.
10/15/16 - Visit to AAHF headquarters
My good friend, Paul Rizzo, has always told me that flying in a Huey was on the top of his "bucket list". When he turned 60 this past weekend, I was able to arrange that ride for him with Fred Edwards and the AAHF. Paul's brother, WO1 John Rizzo, was killed in action while flying a Huey in Vietnam on January 14, 1970. This was our way of honoring John and fulfilling Paul's dream. We had great weather and a great flight! The folks at the AAHF could not have been more welcoming and we will never forget the experience.
Henry County Convention and Visitors Bureau shoot
Craig Miller - Craig Miller Productions
I wanted to send a personal Thank You note for your time during our Henry County Convention and Visitors Bureau shoot. It was a successful shoot and we’re particularly Thankful for your assistance and access. Also you made it memorable and fun by giving Alex a ride. We also found the Henry County Area inviting and very friendly. Not to mention all the amazing things to do that an entire family can enjoy. All the locations we visited were very accommodating and many people helped to gather talent, feed and house us, and went out of the way to make the shoot great. The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation is an exceptional experience. Thanks again for all your hospitality and please call us if we can ever be of assistance.
Sept 17, 2016 - Lawrenceburg, TN Fly In
I have never flown in a helicopter before, but have wanted to for some time. Thanks to the Army Avocation Heritage Foundation, I was able to have my ride in a helicopter yesterday. It was just awesome!! A little scary, but in a good way!! Every one of the people putting on the event were the greatest!! Thank you again!!
17 Sept 2016 - Lawrenceburg, TN Fly In
We had a great flight; it was my Uncles first flight in a helicopter and we had a blast. The crew was awesome, ground crew as well, as flight crews were top notch. Very informative and helpful and we even got a great picture of our family home that is located next to the airport. Highly recommend if you get a chance to go for a ride with this great group of guys, do it!
September 10, 2016 - Crossville TN air show
First time in a Huey! Should be named WOOO WEEE! Thought I was afraid of heights BUT THIS WAS SOOOOOOO AWESOME! And riding "gunner" put me at the edge, so to speak. Three months shy of 70 and I'd do it again. Makes me sorry I didn't sign up 50 years ago. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!