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In the News

Don Sargent- Daily News
Joe Tinius, president of the Aviation Heritage Park board of directors, had to stop to compose himself while introducing the latest addition to the park’s collection of aircraft during Saturday’s Hangar Party fundraiser at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport.

He wasn’t alone in getting emotional as the restored UH-1 “Huey” helicopter was unveiled.

As Tinius recited the Vietnam War heroics of U.S. Army pilot Col. Raymond Nutter, Bowling Green resident Charles Browning sat just a few feet from the helicopter that was all too familiar to him. Click to read more

AHP in the News

Hangar Party to feature restored iconic Vietnam War helicopter

At its 12th annual Hangar Party, Aviation Heritage Park will unveil the Vietnam-era helicopter the group has been restoring for months.

Bob Pitchford, a member of AHP’s board of directors, said the group is ready to show off the restored HU-1 “Huey” helicopter it acquired in February 2017, which will be the focal point of the upcoming Hangar Party.

“We’re going to be doing a big reveal for our guests at the Hangar Party,” he said.

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Huey Finishing Touches

The Huey is painted and she looks outstanding. The finishing touch will be the decals for the Vikings and the Soc Trang Tigers. The Huey will honor area Vietnam veterans and tell the heroic story of Col. Ray Nutter, a Huey pilot in the 121st Assault Helicopter Company. To read about Colonel Nutter click HERE.

Summer Camp

Each summer, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky offers Aviation Summer Camps at airports around the state. In 2018, one camp will be offered at the Bowling Green airport. The Aviation Heritage Park Camp will be held July 10-11. The camp costs $269 per child, lasts two days from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM and is offered to children aged 10-16.

Students will learn the ins and outs of aviation, from weather and navigation to the parts of an airplane. Students will also have the opportunity to assist an FAA Certified Flight Instructor in a cross-country flight in a Cessna 172. Click the flyer graphic for more details. There will be approximately 25 spots open for each camp this year. Click this LINK for the camp application/waiver. There are limited opportunities for need based scholarships. Scholarship Application

New Museum for Aviation Heritage Park

Aviation Heritage Park has launched plans to build a museum to accompany the aircraft on display at AHP located on the corner of Three Springs Road and Smallhouse in Bowling Green, KY. This museum will display airplanes and artifacts in honor of regional aviation pioneers. Sean Baute from WBKO reports on the $150,000 grant awarded by the Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau.

View from the Hill

Aviation Heritage Park currently has five aircraft displayed in the park and will soon add a sixth, the Huey displayed at Hangar Party 2017. Each of these artifacts tells the story of a hero pilot. So far, all of these pilots are WKU graduates. And, the Huey is no different.