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 […]
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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” […]
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.
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.
AHP in the News Hangar Party to feature restored iconic Vietnam War helicopter By JACKSON FRENCH May 24, 2018 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 […]
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 […]
BG Airport June 15-16, Friday 9am til no riders/ sunset, Saturday 9am til 4:30ish. $50/ passenger, 8 on a ride lasting approximately 10 minutes. Kids must be big enough to strap into a seat. Not included in Hangar Party ticket. Announcements about rides will be on the AHP Facebook page.
A large group of faithful volunteers have moved the UH-1 currently under restoration one step closer to completion. Big shout out to Trimble’s Service Center of Adairville for bringing the truck with the hoist used to attach the rotors on the Huey. Next step is a paint job in Army colors followed by decals representing […]
WBKO and Hughes & Coleman’s Hometown hero is Aviation Heritage Park board member and chair of the restoration committee, Gerald Roark.
It was a cold day on December 16 but we had a few guys stop by to take a look at #160, and share some pictures from Vietnam. Restoration activities will cease until after the first of the year. Everybody is busy so we won’t be doing any work until 2018. The crew also needs […]