Buy Hangar Party Tickets
The Hangar Party is TODAY, June 16 at BG Airport. Tickets on sale at the gate. If you purchased online, go to the gate and tell them you are on the will-call list. They will check you in and give you an armband. Adults- $40; Kids (6-12) $15. Gates open at 5 pm. Admission includes exhibits, meal, beverages and music from Bueler’s Day Off. Also available in Bowling Green at Ford’s Furniture, Nat’s, Chuck’s Liquors (Three Springs Road) and Barbara Stewart’s.
Huey Rides June 15-16
HUEY RIDES! 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.
KY National Guard’s Black Hawk Comes to Hangar Party
The Black Hawk’s pilot and crew will not be strangers to Bowling Green. The pilot, Major Stephen Martin, is a Western Kentucky University graduate. The helicopter, along with many other exciting historical and experimental aircraft will be behind the event hangar.
All aircraft arrival is based on weather conditions.
Wide Array of Aircraft Expected at Hangar Party
In recent years the party has had: DC-3, B-25, Spartan Executive (owned by Howard Hughes), Piper Cubs, T-6 Texans, Stearman bi-planes, YAK acrobat, T-33 Shooting Star, P-51 Mustang, experimental and handbuilt aircraft plus a full flight of Globe Swifts.
This year is no different. Although all aircraft arrival is weather dependent, AHP is expecting a Black Hawk plus an array of past headliners.
Dance with Bueler’s Day Off
Your Hangar Party ticket is all inclusive for a full evening of fun. Gates open at 5 pm. Have a beverage while you visit the exhibits and aircraft. You don’t want to miss the 6 pm ceremony honoring area Vietnam veterans and introducing the family of Col. Ray Nutter. The fully restored Huey will be unveiled. Enjoy a great barbecue dinner served at 7 pm.
And then, around 8 pm, the party rocks with Bowling Green’s #1 party band, Bueler’s Day Off.
Be sure to wear your party shoes!!
Ray Nutter – the Face of Vietnam Vets at Aviation Heritage Park
Aviation Heritage Park uses historically accurate aircraft to tell the story of regional aviator heroes. Colonel Raymond Nutter will be the “face” of the newly restored UH-1 Huey to be unveiled at the Hangar Party and then displayed at the park. Nutter was a Western Kentucky University graduate and one of the thousands of Vietnam-era helicopter pilots to fly a Huey. Nutter’s combat service in Vietnam earned numerous citations for valor, including the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second-highest medal for valor. Read about Col.Nutter here.
Fully Restored Huey to be Unveiled at Hangar Party
The Huey is painted and she looks outstanding. The finishing touch was the decals for the Vikings and the Soc Trang Tigers. The Huey will be unveiled at the June 16 Hangar Party. The Huey honors area Vietnam veterans and tells the heroic story of Col. Ray Nutter, a Huey pilot in the 121st Assault Helicopter Company. To read about Colonel Nutter click HERE.