The American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center
The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) was established in July 1993 as an initiative of the American Helicopter Society (AHS) Philadelphia Chapter to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the AHS. A group of rotorcraft pioneers and industry leaders discussed many options for the commemoration, but the idea of a museum won out after Peter Wright, then President of Keystone Helicopters, offered to donate several vintage helicopters if a museum was established.
The museum would recognize the contributions of the Philadelphia region to the rotary wing industry.
The museum is a tribute to those who pioneered rotary wing aircraft and seeks to encourage those who will do so in the future. It is the only helicopter museum and attracts around 35000 visitors annually for a hands-on, climb aboard experience.
There are ongoing drives to fund improvements such as the Adopt-a-Copter campaign. Once a month, helicopter rides are offered and Fathers' Day and Santa Fest are celebrated annually. An interactive helicopter can be hired to travel to schools and events for a day. The shop at the museum sells pilot plushies and art prints.
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