Flying in a Huey has got to be one of the most exhilarating experiences I have ever had! The Huey helicopter is not a gentle spin around the Peninsula or a leisurely trip up the West Coast. It’s the ultimate high in the sky and gives you an adrenaline rush that sends butterflies to the pit of your stomach. My recent experience was mind blowing and I must admit, I am hooked.
Flying in a Huey with the doors open and nothing but a thin seat belt buckling you in is a daunting but oh-so exciting experience! The sound of the engine and sensation of the engine’s power is uber-sexy, so I faced my fear and it disappeared as we were whisked up into the air.
When the Huey lifts off, it hovers for a bit, then in minutes the mighty bird dips its nose and soars ahead into the big blue sky. To my absolute amazement, it soared up at a 90-degree angle almost cutting out, only to dip its nose down suddenly and swarm over land and sea fast and furiously. I felt breathless and vulnerable as the excitement gripped me. If you have the nerve to do it, put it on your ‘Bucket List’ – you will love it!
When it was time to land the Huey, the touchdown was gentle and graceful. It will fly the skies again in another sensational flight. Until then all I want to say is… what a bird.