Huey Combat Flight

Imagine being transported back in time to the Vietnam Era, where the iconic sound of the Huey helicopter filled the air. The opportunity to experience this legendary aircraft has now become a reality at Cape Town’s Waterfront. As the only privately owned Huey helicopter licensed to offer flights to the public, it promises an adrenaline-packed adventure that will leave you with memories lasting a lifetime.

The Legendary Huey Helicopter

Originally manufactured in 1966 and flown extensively during the Vietnam War, the Huey is an American military helicopter produced by Bell Helicopters. It holds immense historical significance as one of the most iconic military vehicles ever created. Its rhythmic thumping sound became synonymous with hope for some soldiers and fear for those on opposing forces.

Restored to its original state and meticulously maintained by a dedicated crew of engineers, this particular Huey offers an authentic experience like no other. Capable and ready to take flight, it provides an opportunity for thrill-seekers to step into history and feel firsthand what it was like to be part of combat missions.

The Combat Flight Experience

The most popular flight offered by this privately owned Huey is known as the Huey Helicopter Combat Flight. Lasting 30 minutes, it departs from Cape Town’s Waterfront and flies along the picturesque West Coast towards Melkbos. Upon reaching a private location, passengers are treated to a demonstration of the incredible flight capabilities of this historic aircraft.

As you take off with doors wide open, you’ll be greeted by breathtaking views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the City Bowl. The wind rushing through your hair and the scent of the ocean heighten your senses as you glide low over waves.

But what truly sets this experience apart is when you enter into simulated combat maneuvers reminiscent of the Vietnam War. The adrenaline will course through your veins as you feel like a part of history, witnessing the skill and precision required to navigate this remarkable helicopter.

The excitement of doing a Huey helicopter flight in Cape Town is unparalleled. As you soar through the sky, the powerful rotors create an adrenaline-pumping rush and a sense of freedom. The panoramic views from the open door or window offer a breathtaking perspective of the landscape below, making every moment unforgettable. Whether it’s a scenic tour or an adventurous mission, the thrill of flying in a Huey helicopter is an experience that will stay with you forever.

Bucket List Worthy

Rated as Cape Town’s number one bucket list item, a Huey combat flight is an experience that should not be missed. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply seeking an adventure like no other, this opportunity promises to surpass all expectations.

Booking Options

For those interested in joining the Combat Flight, seats can be booked individually. However, please note that a minimum of seven passengers is required for the flight to proceed on any given day.

Additionally, private scenic flights can also be arranged with the Huey. This option allows you to book the entire helicopter for up to nine passengers. Before takeoff, passengers have the choice of flying with doors open or closed, tailoring their experience according to personal preference.

Bookings can be made at the Helibase or online via the website.


#FlyTheHuey has a 100% incident-free safety rating. Every member of our staff, from the pilots to the engineers, are well trained and considers your safety as their first priority.

#FLYTHEHUEY is a division of Sport Aviation based in Cape Town, South Africa. Sport Aviation has its own state-of-the-art helicopter maintenance office based at the Cape Town International Airport. We employ multiple engineers who have years of experience in the aviation industry. Our highly skilled engineers pay attention to every little detail and take great care of the Sport Helicopters Fleet.


The chance to embark on a Huey flight combat from Cape Town’s Waterfront offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with history while immersing yourself in an adrenaline-filled adventure. As the only privately owned Huey licensed to offer flights to the public worldwide, this unique experience truly stands out.

Whether you choose to witness breathtaking views or participate in simulated combat maneuvers over land and sea, it is certain that memories made during this once-in-a-lifetime experience will linger long after your feet touch the ground. Don’t miss your chance to join the elite few who have experienced the thrill of a legendary Huey helicopter flight combat from Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.