Iroquois

outside my window.

There were three buzzing up and down the river today, and one Bell Ranger.

This shot is very heavily cropped from the original as I don't have a telephoto lens.

News article from the ABC:

Brisbane farewells 'Huey' choppers

Posted Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:34pm AEST

Australia's last troop of Huey helicopters is being farewelled at a ceremony in Brisbane today.

For 45 years the Iroquois helicopter or 'Huey' as it is known has been part of the Australian military.

Time and technology have taken their toll and the helicopter that played a pivotal roll in the Vietnam War is being retired.

As part of their final operation three Hueys, normally based at Oakey on the Darling Downs will today fly over Brisbane.

The helicopters are now destined to become museum pieces and the pilots and aircrews will move on to fly Chinooks and Blackhawks.

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Comments

  • Clearskies Images said:
    Yes all the Huey's are being retired, and donated to museums.
    No more to hear the unforgettable sound of the huey overhead.
  • David de Groot said:
    They are ? I remember when they were RAAF aircraft, them and the Chinooks.
    Ah those were the days, when the army stayed firmly on the ground instead of playing pilots... ;-)
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Yep that's what was happening up there today.

    abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/09/21/2039681.htm?section=ju...
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah, thanks for that. It all makes sense now :)