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American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

American Helicopter Museum & Education Center Review

Ever since Philadelphian Harold Pitcairn made the first rotorcraft flight in 1928, the Southeastern Pennsylvania area has been considered the birthplace of the helicopter industry. In fact, two of the three major U.S. helicopter manufacturers trace their roots to this region. This heritage is represented here, and you can learn about and climb aboard nearly three dozen vintage and modern aircraft that reflect the copter's historic roles in war and rescue missions, in agriculture, and in police surveillance.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1220 American Blvd., West Chester, PA, 19380 | Map It
  • Phone: 610/436–9600
  • Cost: $10
  • Hours: Wed.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5
  • Website:
  • Location: West Chester
Updated: 05-19-2011

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