April 3, 2014

Discovering The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

On Monday, I traveled by car to Pennsylvania for a business meeting and I told my driver, Carlos, to go off and explore the surrounding area.  He happened upon the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center (AHM) in West Chester.  Established in 1996, the AHM is a nonprofit organization that collects, restores, and displays rotary-wing aircraft.  On display are more than 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros, and convertaplanes.  Several of the helicopters can be climbed aboard by visitors for a real hand-on experience.  The exhibits span the history of rotary wing aircraft from the earliest helicopters to the latest addition to our nation’s defense, the V-22 Osprey.  Carlos was very happy to have stumbled on this really fascinating museum!