As an organization, these are the stories we live for. This is why we do what we do. Traveling the country with our Historic Flying Aircraft Collection to connect people to our aircraft – veterans to their aircraft – is a main part of the Yankee Air Museum’s mission. The Huey Greyhound flew to countless cities this flight season, impacting the lives of thousands of people. The email above, received by our Curatorial Director, is just a glimpse at the powerful impact our Historic Flying Aircraft make.
Mr. Van Caryl of Seattle, had recently learned of Yankee Air Museum’s UH-1H Huey Greyhound through forums on social media discussing the traveling Air Adventures program. Van “was hooked,” and immediately began planning a trip to catch a ride when the Huey made its appearance in Heath, Ohio, this August. The trip from Seattle to Heath, turned into a month-long, 9,000 mile drive visiting friends, family and other attractions across the country along the way. To say this checked a box on Van’s proverbial “Bucket List,” is an understatement.
Being able to connect a veteran with the type of aircraft in which they served is an incredible part of our organization’s capability to make an impact on one’s life. Honoring veterans, sharing and keeping their history alive for the younger generations, and promoting a love of aviation, are among the top priorities of the Yankee Air Museum’s Historic Flying Aircraft Collection.