Still Serving at 50

Today, while conducting a patrol of Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF), an acquaintance from the sheriff’s office gave me a look at their Bell UH-1. A veteran of the Vietnam War, this “Huey” was built in 1969, and joins a fleet of two Bell OH-58s in the search and rescue, and surveillance roles. This iconic aircraft is 50 years old and still serving its community. The photos are mine.

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Wow nice pictures

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@RotorGuy, look. Something for you!

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The last crew who will retire the Blackhawk helicopters will be an active Huey crew - Unknown

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Huey 😍 Can’t get enough of them.
An icon

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What impresses me again and again is the age of these machines. If you take a look at the fixed wing market, you will still find a few isolated 737-200s from the early 70s. But that is it.

And here’s a 50-year-old helicopter that looks like it was built yesterday.

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