UH-1 Huey

The Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC) Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) Aircraft Office operates the NASA UH-1 Iroquois (aka “Huey”) helicopter.  The UH-1 is a versatile helicopter capable of supporting airborne research, range surveillance, recovery operations, drop model testing, technology development, aerial photography and a variety of other flight activities.

The UH-1 is a single engine turboshaft aircraft capable of supporting a variety of customer needs. The NASA UH-1 is equipped with high skids to allow for large experiments to be mounted to the underside of the fuselage. The configurable interior with cargo mounting points allows for experimenter equipment to be mounted in numerous locations. Two large side fuselage sliding doors allow for easy loading of cargo and personnel and provide an excellent viewing capability to the exterior of the aircraft.

The Aircraft Office is committed to providing safe, reliable and costs effective platforms for airborne research and a variety of other flight activities.

NASA GSFC Wallops Flight Facility
2.0 hours (payload and weather dependent)
Useful Payload: 
3,800 lbs
Gross Take-off Weight: 
9,040 lbs
Onboard Operators: 
Max Altitude: 
Air Speed: 
117 knots
275 Nmi
Point(s) of Contact: 

Mike Cropper

Work: (757) 824-2140