Huey reaches 20,000 flight hours

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE — A 36th Rescue Squadron UH-1N “Huey” achieved 20,000 flight hours Jan. 13.

According to the aircraft manufacturer, this is the highest number of flight hours for Huey used in the Department of Defense.

UH-1N “Huey” No. 6648 arrived at Fairchild in March of 1971, completing all its operational hours assigned to the 36th RQS supporting search and rescue missions, and survival school training.

“This milestone represents the highest flight time for UH-1N model and truly highlights the significance of the 36th RQS mission at Fairchild,” 36th RQS pilot Capt. Brian Doyle sai...


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