Helicopter Flight Plan Nixed in Michigan

Mar 21, 2014 No Comments by

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Glen Veno wants to share the “different sensory experience” of the Vietnam War-era Huey helicopter this summer.

He’ll get that opportunity, but not in Hamburg Township as he had hoped. And not adjacent to a Vietnam War replica memorial listing his 58,000-plus fellow American soldiers killed in the war. A proposal to fly a utility helicopter, or Bell UH better known as the Huey, into Manly Bennett Park and offer flights nearby the planned Moving Wall war memorial fell apart this week.

The Moving Wall is scheduled to be on display from Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 at West Bennett Park south of M-36 off Merrill Road.

For the complete story by Christopher Behnan of the Livingston County (Howell, Mich.) Daily Press & Argus, click here.

Photo via American Huey 369

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