Nine year old wows Vietnam Veterans with Huey memorabilia

A nine-year-old has fascinated US war veterans and the public with his homemade website of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois nicknamed the Huey Helicopter.

Kevin Dutton’s fascination began after a helicopter landed in his school four years ago.

Kevin began collecting its memorabilia and created the website as a school project which has gone on to prove immensely popular, and he has been overwhelmed with messages of praise.

One Vietnam veteran wrote: “Long after those of us who flew the Huey are gone, we will depend on young men like yourself to educate the public about the Huey.”

It seems refreshing that a young boy wants to share his Huey fascination. Who knows what his future holds? When did your fascination for aviation begin.

Kevin Dutton’s Huey website

Aircraft Profile: Bell UH-1 Huey

 In the archive

Bell aims to bring the Huey to a wider audience

The Huey’s New Clothes

Originally called the Bell UH-1 Iroquois – How the Huey got its nickname

Letter: Please rescue historic Huey

Images 

Buy this image of a Huey from Flightglobal’s Image Store

See this image by AirSpace user flyvertosset

This blog post was written by freelancer Rebecca Springate

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3 Responses to Nine year old wows Vietnam Veterans with Huey memorabilia

  1. Tom Meyer 25 August, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Could you provide a link to the actual website Kevin Dutton created? I didn’t see a link to the site.

    Thanks!

    Tom

  2. Barbara Cockburn 26 August, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Hi Tom
    Good point well made. I have now added it to the post.
    It’s not a bad site at all. And isn’t it super that children are being taught about how to set up websites as part of school projects? Master Dutton could well be one kid to watch.
    Barbara

  3. Danilo 29 August, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    Ah, there it goes again, the “aerus-inexplicablis” viruses gaining one more victim.

    As a boy too, became passionate about aircraft in general; now i make living flying them.

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