May 26, 2015

Bell 'Huey'

With a history of distinction behind this amazing machine it checks out of the RNZAF for the last time with a final tour of duty.
On the 15th of May The last few Iroquois of the RNZAF took local Vietnam vets for a trip over Tauranga. I was in my home office when I heard that very distinctive thump, thump sound and rushed outside with my camera and was lucky to catch them flying over.
I can remember clearly as a teenager watching the nightly Vietnam war news reports on our scratchy old black and white TV. Without exception the Huey always featured. 
If you want to know more about their Vietnam story read an amazing book called Chickenhawk

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