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Full Restoration for Vietnam War Era Huey

Full Restoration for Vietnam War Era Huey

Faculty members and students from Amarillo College were proud to see their hard work pay off this past Saturday. The Happy State Bank-Randall County Event Centre held a dedication ceremony to the full restored Vietnam War-era Huey 68-16179. According to Terry Smith, the coordinator of AC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology Program, his students leapt at the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-16

American Helicopter Museum marks 20th Anniversary

American Helicopter Museum marks 20th Anniversary

AHMEC’s history dates to 1993 when “spurred by the Philadelphia chapter of the American Helicopter Society, a number of rotary wing aviation pioneers and industry leaders discussed how to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American Helicopter Society and recognize the Delaware Valley as the cradle of rotary wing aviation in the United States,” explained… Read more »

Source: AHMEC, 26-Sep-16

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A Presidential Restoration

A Presidential Restoration

The retired Marine One helicopter that was once host to President Nixon, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Gerald Ford, was driven in a flatbed truck to the Chino Airport, where it will be refurbished by Rancho Cucamonga’s California Aero Fab. This refurbishment is part of a $15 million renovation of the Nixon Presidential Library and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Sep-16

Swedish aviation museum puts Vertol 107 on civil register

Swedish aviation museum puts Vertol 107 on civil register

The Swedish aviation museum Aeroseum has obtained the formal civil registration for its soon-to-be-flying Kawasaki Vertol 107. The helicopter, which previously served with the Swedish Armed Forces, has been waiting for this since its last landing on 1 March 2011. This touchdown was also the very last landing of a Vertol 107 in the Swedish… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 18-Aug-16

RAF donates Sea King to Falklands museum

RAF donates Sea King to Falklands museum

The Royal Air Force has donated a Sea King (Sikorsky S61 built in UK under licence) to the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust.  The aircraft is serialled XZ593. RAF Commodore Darren Bone said: “For over a generation the Sea King has been a reassuring sight across the Falkland Islands. It has gone to the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

Bell helps keep Army Aviation Museum flying high

Bell helps keep Army Aviation Museum flying high

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has donated $5,000 in support of the Army Aviation Museum. Lisa Atherton, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of Military Business Development, presented the ceremonial check to LTG (Retired) Daniel J. Petrosky, Chairman of the Army Aviation Museum Foundation Board of Directors at the 2016 Army Aviation Association… Read more »

Source: Bell, 09-May-16

Estrella Warbirds Museum acquires H-19 and H-34 from Fox Field Museum

Estrella Warbirds Museum acquires H-19 and H-34 from Fox Field Museum

The Estrella Warbirds Museum recently acquired two Sikorsky helicopters from the Fox Field Museum which was closing. The H-19 and H-34 helicopters are currently being refurbished at the museum and will be on display to the public in June.  See full story

Source: Paso Robles Daily News, 26-Apr-16

Australia retires a Chinook to War Memorial museum

Australia retires a Chinook to War Memorial museum

Chinook A15-202 was part of the army’s fleet of CH-47D Chinooks that were in near continuous use in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2013, and is the only D-Model in the fleet to have taken enemy fire — during an incident in 2009, for which the pilot was awarded a medal for bravery.  See full story

20-Apr-16

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United Aero Group donates S76 to Connecticut Air & Space Center

United Aero Group donates S76 to Connecticut Air & Space Center

Local company United Aero Group have donated a Sikorsky S-76A to the Connecticut Air & Space Center, a restoration museum that currently occupies buildings 6 and 53 at the former Stratford Army Engine Plant complex. The company acquired the early ‘A” model aircraft and a sister ship from a Lider Air Taxi in Brazil and… Read more »

Source: United Aero Group, 06-Apr-16

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Aviation Museum of Kentucky puts Vietnam Cobra on display

Aviation Museum of Kentucky puts Vietnam Cobra on display

An exhibit on the Bell Helicopter model AH-1, called “The Cobra” and developed for the Vietnam War, is now open at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport, in Lexington. See Full Story

Source: Kyforward, 23-Feb-16

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Museum Acquires A Flying Banana

Museum Acquires A Flying Banana

A rare “Flying Banana” twin rotor helicopter arrived at the Helicopter Museum this week for restoration and future display as part of its collection.A forerunner of the modern Chinook, the aircraft now at the museum is officially a Piasecki H-21 Workhorse, serial number FR41 and was originally built in Pennsylvania for the French Army Air… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 01-Feb-16

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Helicopter Museum puts in £2 Million Lottery funds bid

Helicopter Museum puts in £2 Million Lottery funds bid

The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare in Somerset has entered a £3 million bid with the UK Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), to build new facilities for the collection and its visitors. The museum, which holds the world’s largest line-up of rotary-wing aircraft has set itself a £1 million fund raising target to match-fund a £2 million… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 25-Jan-16

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USMC Museum at Quantico to close for three months

USMC Museum at Quantico to close for three months

The soaring glass spire of the National Museum of the Marine Corps rising above the tree line along I-95 has caught the eyes of countless drivers since the 2006 opening of the Museum outside Quantico. Now, a massive project to double the size and complete the award-winning Museum is attracting attention of commuters and travelers… Read more »

Source: Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 30-Nov-15

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Dakota Air Parts buys NZ UH-1 fleet

Dakota Air Parts buys NZ UH-1 fleet

The retired Royal New Zealand Air Force Iroquois helicopter fleet has been sold, subject to final United States and New Zealand Government approvals. Following an international tendering process, Dakota Air Parts of the United States has been selected as the successful bidder for 10 of the 13 airframes, and spares. The total sale was in… Read more »

Source: RNZAF, 17-Sep-15

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705 NAS visits the Helicopter Museum

705 NAS visits the Helicopter Museum

The Helicopter Museum was thrilled to welcome four aircraft from 705 Naval Air Squadron on 30th July 2015. 11 members of 705 NAS plus the station photographer made the flight down, in formation, taking in several landmarks on the way. The museum is the world’s largest dedicated helicopter museum housing over 80 displayed aircraft including… Read more »

Source: 705 NAS, 14-Sep-15

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Sea King forms heart of Fleet Air Arm Museum exhibition

Sea King forms heart of Fleet Air Arm Museum exhibition

A NAVY helicopter which saw active service in a dramatic rescue of British troops during the Falklands War is the leading attraction of a new exhibition at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton. See Full Story

Source: Western Gazette, 17-Aug-15

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San Diego Air & Space Museum welcomes SH-60B Seahawk

San Diego Air & Space Museum welcomes SH-60B Seahawk

The San Diego Air & Space Museum has a new addition to its already impressive collection of aircraft at the Museum’s Gillespie Field Annex in El Cajon east of San Diego, courtesy of the United States Navy. On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, the Museum, with the help of A&D Logistics, trucked a retired SH-60B Seahawk… Read more »

Source: San Diego Air & Space Museum, 13-Aug-15

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American Helicopter Museum celebrating World Helicopter Day

American Helicopter Museum celebrating World Helicopter Day

HAI is proud to bring its second HAI HELI-DAYS event to West Chester, Pa., on Aug. 15, to join the American Helicopter Museum in celebrating World Helicopter Day. Come along for a day full of food, games, and helicopter rides for the whole family! HAI officers also will present three safety events, all of which qualify… Read more »

Source: HAI, 09-Aug-15

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World Helicopter Day

World Helicopter Day

World Helicopter Day takes place on Sunday August 16th and to mark the occasion The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare is going to open up some of its more unusual exhibits, that have rarely been open to the public before. The day aims to raise awareness of the contributions that helicopters make to society and to… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 03-Aug-15

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UH-1 Huey helicopter dedication at Camp Shelby Museum

UH-1 Huey helicopter dedication at Camp Shelby Museum

A Vietnam War helicopter on display at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, located at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, will be dedicated in honor of Dr. Mac Huddleston of Pontotoc, Mississippi on July 29, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. See full story

Source: WDAM, 23-Jul-15

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Helicopter Museum hosts Flight Simulator Convention

Helicopter Museum hosts Flight Simulator Convention

If you have ever wanted to take to the controls of a jumbo jet or test out your top gun fighter pilot skills then you will be able to do just that when the annual Flight Simulator Convention returns to The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare on the 18th and 19th July. Flight simulators will be set… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Museum, 06-Jul-15

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Sea King moves from National Maritime Museum Cornwall to Yeovilton

Sea King moves from National Maritime Museum Cornwall to Yeovilton

Saying goodbye to an old friend is never easy and for the hundreds of thousands who have climbed aboard, relived and re-enacted being crew on a Sea King helicopter at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, all good things have to come to an end. See Full Story

05-Feb-15

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Helicopters at the Movies

Helicopters at the Movies

A new Exhibition opens at The Helicopter Museum this Saturday. ‘The Helicopter Museum At The Movies’ tells of the part Rotorcraft have played in Hollywood films from the latest modern blockbusters all the way back to the black and white flicks of the 1950’s. On display will be a section of The Beatles Helicopter featured… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Museum, 05-Jan-15

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India – Aviation school museum gets Bell 47G

India – Aviation school museum gets Bell 47G

The Combats Army Aviation Training School (CATS) has received a Bell 47G helicopter from the Punjab government recently as a museum piece. See Full Story

Source: TOI, 20-Nov-14

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American Freedom Museum opens new helicopter exhibit

American Freedom Museum opens new helicopter exhibit

The American Freedom Museum held the grand opening and dedication of its new outdoor “Huey Helicopter” exhibit, on Saturday, November 8th. See Full Story

Source: KYTX, 10-Nov-14

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Scottsdale museum gets Vietnam War helicopter

Scottsdale museum gets Vietnam War helicopter

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois — affectionately dubbed the Huey — arrived yesterday on the back of a semi-trailer and Scottsdale RSL president Bruce Scott said that it would be taken to a secure location while its new home was being built. See full story

Source: The Examiner, 02-Oct-14

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World Record Holder receives Heritage Award

World Record Holder receives Heritage Award

28 years after setting up a new absolute world speed record for helicopters that is still unbroken ,Westland Lynx G-LYNX at The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare has received a prestigious Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers(IMechE). Previous recipients have included Concorde,the Mallard locomotive and the Jaguar E- Type. IMechE was originally established… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 29-Sep-14

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Huey Helicopter Museum opens in Australia

Huey Helicopter Museum opens in Australia

Opening of Huey helicopter museum – Photos – See Full Story

Source: The Recorder, 20-Aug-14

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Caboolture Warplane Museum adds an Iroquois helicopter to its collection

Caboolture Warplane Museum adds an Iroquois helicopter to its collection

Iroquois aircraft are largely associated with the Vietnam War, but this helicopter was used in Egypt in the late 1970s for United Nations peacekeeping forces following the Arab-Israeli War until 1979, then used largely for the Australian Defence Force Helicopter School. See Full Story

Source: Courier Mail, 19-Aug-14

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Draganfly Innovations Unmanned Helicopter joins Smithsonian Museum

Draganfly Innovations Unmanned Helicopter joins Smithsonian Museum

On May 9th, 2013 at 00:20 hours the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigated a single roll-over accident in a rural area of Saskatchewan, Canada. Ground units and a manned helicopter searched for the seriously injured driver for two hours until the RCMP called in the Draganflyer X4-ES sUAS system equipped with a FLIR thermal… Read more »

Source: Draganfly, 13-Aug-14

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US Army Aviation Museum prepares for expansion

US Army Aviation Museum prepares for expansion

With only 50 aircraft currently on display, a massive $45M plan has been launched to bring many of the further 160 aircraft out of storage and onto public display.  See full story

Source: South East Sun, 07-Jul-14

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Airbus X3 technology demonstrator retired to a museum

Airbus X3 technology demonstrator retired to a museum

After opening the frontiers of flight during a record-setting test program, Airbus Helicopters’ X3 is now ready for its place in history as this high-speed helicopter demonstrator is welcomed for display at the French national musée de l’Air et de l’Espace (Air and Space museum) of Paris-Le Bourget. The X3 will be exhibited in the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Jun-14

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UK – Helicopter Museum Passes 100

UK – Helicopter Museum Passes 100

The Helicopter Museum at Weston-Super-Mare now has more than 100 aircraft in it’s diverse collection gathered from around the world, including a number of unique one-off helicopters and autogyros. The Museum, which celebrates it’s 25th anniversary of opening to the public this year, is planning further expansion to better display the collection. At the end… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Museum, 21-Apr-14

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Summit Aviation breathes new life into oldest surviving Chinook

Summit Aviation breathes new life into oldest surviving Chinook

Summit Aviation has played a vital role in saving a piece of military history by restoring the oldest surviving CH-47A Chinook helicopter for the U.S. Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, Va. The restored Chinook, aircraft 59-94984, will be unveiled April 11 at the museum, less than a year after it was delivered to Summit’s… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 10-Apr-14

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American Helicopter Museum Announces New Chairman and Board

American Helicopter Museum Announces New Chairman and Board

In harmony with the start of spring, the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center announces the election of a new Chairman, Marc Sheffler, along with nine new Board of Trustees members. Marc succeeds Bob Beggs, who held the role of Chairman for eight years. Marc is a charter member of the museum and has served… Read more »

Source: American Helicopter Museum, 06-Apr-14

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UK Museum opens exhibition – The First Helicopter Rescue

UK Museum opens exhibition – The First Helicopter Rescue

The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2014, and to kick-start its year of celebrations it has unveiled an exhibition that charts another important Anniversary in the world of helicopter aviation. “The First Helicopter Rescue” tells the tale of the daring rescue mission that took place 60 years ago in April… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 06-Jan-14

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Helicopter Museum seeks “venerable beast” Alouette III, and more

Helicopter Museum seeks “venerable beast” Alouette III, and more

The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare, UK, is seeking two particular aircraft to expand what is already a most impressive line-up of helicopters. In a posting on a popular forum website, the user heli1 – widely believed to be the Chairman of the Museum’s Trustees, Elfan ap Rees – posted a request initially for an Alouette… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-14

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CV-22 Osprey arrives at National Museum of the USAF

CV-22 Osprey arrives at National Museum of the USAF

One of the U.S. Air Force’s more unique aircraft landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Thursday, Dec. 12. The CV-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft,… Read more »

Source: USAF, 15-Dec-13

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CV-22 Osprey to make final landing at museum

CV-22 Osprey to make final landing at museum

One of the U.S. Air Force’s more unique aircraft is scheduled to arrive at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The CV-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 05-Dec-13

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Italian Science & Technology museum opens major helicopter exhibition

Italian Science & Technology museum opens major helicopter exhibition

The “Leonardo da Vinci” National Museum of Science and Technology has this weekend opened a new permanent interactive exhibition on helicopters, created in partnership with AgustaWestland. The aim is to trace the history of the helicopter, discover his future and experience the thrill of flying it. Historical and contemporary objects tell the evolution of vertical… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Dec-13

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New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation restore UH-1

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation restore UH-1

Operation Huey Restoration will see UH-1D 64-13732 become a monument at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel.  see full story

Source: Asbury Park Press, 12-Nov-13

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Oldest USAF CV-22 Osprey retired to museum

Oldest USAF CV-22 Osprey retired to museum

The future of the 12-year-old CV-22 Osprey lies at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio  See full story

Source: NW Florida Daily News, 03-Nov-13

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UK Helicopter Museum gains national accreditation

UK Helicopter Museum gains national accreditation

The hard work and professionalism of the Volunteers and Staff of Weston-super-Mare’s Helicopter Museum has been acknowledged by The Arts Council of England, with the aviation attraction being awarded a new National Accreditation Status. The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. The Helicopter Museum was originally accredited in 1997 but… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Museum, 03-Nov-13

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Sikorsky and UTC commit $1 Million for National Museum of the US Army

Sikorsky and UTC commit $1 Million for National Museum of the US Army

Sikorsky Aircraft and United Technologies Corporation today committed a total of $1 million to the Army Historical Foundation, the official fund-raising organization for the future National Museum of the United States Army. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Sikorsky President Mick Maurer presented the commitment check to retired Gen. William Hartzog, Army… Read more »

25-Oct-13

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AFFT Museum moves helicopter to Texas

AFFT Museum moves helicopter to Texas

The Air Force Flight Test Museum parted with a Sikorsky VH-34 helicopter Sept. 13. The aircraft, which has been in the boneyard for nearly 20 years, is being moved to the Texas Military Forces Museum in Austin, Texas. “The helicopter was originally built as a VH which means it’s for VIP’s and it’s commonly referred… Read more »

Source: USAF, 21-Sep-13

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Royal Navy celebrates 60 years of SAR with exhibition

Royal Navy celebrates 60 years of SAR with exhibition

The Fleet Air Arm Museum is proud to launch a summer exhibition from July 31 to September 5 as part of the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Royal Navy Helicopter Search and Rescue. In 1953, the Royal Navy took delivery of its first Westland Dragonfly aircraft to form dedicated search and rescue squadrons and… Read more »

Source: Fleet Air Arm Museum, 05-Aug-13

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The Helicopter Museum: Newsletter Vol. 6

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 01-Jun-13

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World Speed Record Holder Gets Back Into The Cockpit

World Speed Record Holder Gets Back Into The Cockpit

The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare received a very special guest this week when World Speed Record Holder Trevor Egginton visited the museum to give a unique talk to members of the Empire Test Pilots School in the museums lecture facilities. Piloting the Lynx helicopter, registered G-LYNX, he flew a 15km course across the Somerset Levels… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Museum, 22-Apr-13

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The Helicopter Museum: Newsletter Vol. 5

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 01-Apr-13

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Czech Aviation Museum to add display at EHS 2013

Czech Aviation Museum to add display at EHS 2013

EHS organisers are pleased to announce the addition of the Czech Aviation Museum , who will arrange static display of a Czech made helicopter Aero HC-102 Heli Baby, manufactured in early 1950s . The Aero HC-2 Heli Baby is a two-seat light general-purpose utility helicopter, designed by engineer Jaroslav Slechta, and produced by the Czechoslovakian… Read more »

Source: EHS, 22-Mar-13

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UK – Helicopter Museum plans expansion

UK – Helicopter Museum plans expansion

The Helicopter Museum (THM) at Weston-super-Mare has appointed Bristol architects Alec French to act as its Stage One lead designer in support of a new Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid. The Practice has previously successfully participated in HLF funded projects at the Underfall Yard and the SS Great Britain in Bristol and the Clifton Suspension… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 18-Feb-13

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Visit HFI’s Heritage of Helicopters display at Heli-Expo

Visit HFI’s Heritage of Helicopters display at Heli-Expo

Helicopter Foundation International will once again feature vintage aircraft at its Heritage of Helicopters Display at HELI-EXPO® in Las Vegas. The display helps to highlight the importance of early rotorcraft to our industry. On display in the Las Vegas Convention Center will be four unique aircraft from four educational museums and foundations. The display will feature:… Read more »

Source: HFI, 11-Feb-13

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Museum opens new display on 1953 Dutch Flood Disaster

Museum opens new display on 1953 Dutch Flood Disaster

With all the severe weather recently it seems quite apt that a new display has opened at The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare to mark the 60th Anniversary of The Dutch Flood Disaster. On 1st February 1953 gale force winds and a high spring tide led to the breaching of coastal defences on both sides of the… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 11-Feb-13

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The Helicopter Museum: Newsletter Vol. 4

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 01-Feb-13

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German Army Bo105 retired to Border museum

German Army Bo105 retired to Border museum

(electronic translation) On the occasion of the commemoration of the 23rd Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Sunday gave the Air Mobile Brigade 1 and a helicopter gunship Regiment 36 of the pattern BO 105 at the border Schifflersgrund / Thuringia. Colonel Kraß presented this officially on behalf of the associations to… Read more »

Source: Grenzmuseum, 07-Jan-13

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UK – Helicopter Museum Huey becomes Vietnam film star

UK – Helicopter Museum Huey becomes Vietnam film star

The Helicopter Museum came alive with the sounds of “Action!” and “Cut!” last week as a small film crew recorded a number of scenes for their début feature using one of the more iconic aircraft in the museum’s vast collection. With the use of  some clever lighting angles and a large Green Screen backdrop, the… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 07-Jan-13

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Rotodyne models enter Britain’s Helicopter Museum

Rotodyne models enter Britain’s Helicopter Museum

The Museum has put three models of the unique Fairey Rotodyne compound helicopter on display complementing the only surviving sections of the actual aircraft that are also part of the collection. The new models have been transfered to THM from the Imperial War Museum store at Duxford, Cambridge and are on display for the first… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Museum, 11-Dec-12

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UK – Helicopter Museum promotes educational offerings

UK – Helicopter Museum promotes educational offerings

The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare is holding a special Free Educational Open Day on Friday 14th December between 10am and 7pm. “We would like to invite all those who work in the educational sector and who plan group outings and educational activities to visit their local museum  and experience first hand the resources available literally… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 22-Nov-12

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The Helicopter Museum: Newsletter Vol. 3

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 01-Nov-12

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Italy retires VIP SH-3D

Italy retires VIP SH-3D

Last Wednesday, the Italian Air Force flew one of its VIP SH-3D helicopters to the Air Forc Museum at at Vigna di Valle.  Serialled MM80973, the helicopter has been operated by the 31° Stormo unit since it was acquired in 1976.  The helicopter amassed 13,000 hours, and has flown many Italian VIPs as well as… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Oct-12

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Refurbished H-3 dedicated at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

Refurbished H-3 dedicated at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

The helicopter was dedicated to James Pratt, an aviation anti-submarine warfare technician 1st class, and to pilots Lt. Thomas Vincent and Lt. Charles Moran, who were aboard an H-3 heading off on a night combat mission on Feb. 25, 1965. (see full story)

Source: Daily News-Sun, 15-Oct-12

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Huey moves into Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

Huey moves into Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

It will be a few weeks yet before the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is open to the public at its new location.  But museum officials want to let people know that more than a year after they had hoped to reopen, that long-anticipated date is almost here.  (see full story)  File photo

Source: Star Gazette, 07-Sep-12

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The Helicopter Museum: Newsletter Vol. 2

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 01-Sep-12

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Election rally boosts American Helicopter Museum

Election rally boosts American Helicopter Museum

“A lot of people didn’t know we were here,” Museum Director Tim Conaway said. “Since the Paul Ryan rally last week we’ve received a lot of calls. A lot of people are saying ‘what an amazing thing to have in their own backyard.’” (see full story)

Source: West Chester Patch, 31-Aug-12

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408 Tac Hel Squadron help move Flying Banana across Canada

408 Tac Hel Squadron help move Flying Banana across Canada

On June 8, 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, located at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, but belonging to 1 Wing Kingston, Ont., played a unique part in seeing that a part of Royal Canadian Air Force history is preserved. Ten members of the squadron’s maintenance flight loaded most of the airframe and parts of an H-44a “Flying Banana”that… Read more »

Source: Canadian Forces, 06-Aug-12

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The Helicopter Museum: Newsletter Vol. 1

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 01-Jul-12

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UK – Weston Super HeliDays set for 21-22 July

UK – Weston Super HeliDays set for 21-22 July

The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare has confirmed that the 2012 Weston Super HeliDays fly-in and static helicopter display will take place over the weekend of 21st – 22nd July at the museum’s Weston Airfield Site. Already confirmed is the German Navy and participation from para-public agencies, in addition to a number of visiting civil helicopters… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 18-Jun-12

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UH-1 takes up place in the Great Gallery of Museum of Flight

UH-1 takes up place in the Great Gallery of Museum of Flight

Following a lengthy restoration, the Museum’s Vietnam veteran Bell UH-1H “Huey” helicopter takes a place of honor in the Great Gallery. This new, permanent exhibit was officially opened during a brief ceremony near the exhibit on Saturday 26th May at 11am. The ceremony was open to the public, and was attended by members of the… Read more »

Source: Museum of Flight, 28-May-12

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The Helicopter Museum gives special access to Royal helicopter

The Helicopter Museum gives special access to Royal helicopter

If you would like to savour the luxury of Her Majesty The Queen’s own helicopter, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will be available over the Bank Holiday weekend of June 2nd – 4th, when The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare opens up its Royal Wessex helicopter to visitors.  Be sure to bring your children and your camera too…. Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 24-May-12

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Famous Lynx retires to Fleet Air Arm Museum

Famous Lynx retires to Fleet Air Arm Museum

Lynx XZ720 shot up or sank five Iraqi warships in three days in January 1991 – and also came through machine-gun fire in the Falklands. The five tallies painted on the cabin door show that this Lynx has seen some action. It is, for this is one of the most battle-hardened helicopters in recent Royal… Read more »

03-May-12

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Shark 07 arrives at Australia’s Fleet Air Arm Museum

Shark 07 arrives at Australia’s Fleet Air Arm Museum

Chief Petty Officer Simon Hustwit’s years of experience manoeuvring a 22.15 metre helicopter were obvious when he reverse-parked Sea King Shark 07 at the Fleet Air Arm Museum yesterday. The Sea King is the latest addition to the Museum’s collection and has been installed in time for Easter and school holiday visitors to take enjoy… Read more »

Source: Royal Australian Navy, 11-Apr-12

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Helicopter Museum to hold 30th Anniversary Falklands Weekend

Helicopter Museum to hold 30th Anniversary Falklands Weekend

An extra special Falkland’s Conflict commemorative event is to take place at The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare on 19th and 20th May as part of the national ‘Museums at Night 2012’ campaign. Visitors to the museum will be able to meet the ‘troops’ at a living history encampment and military vehicle display on site before the… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 10-Apr-12

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Sea Knight gets new life

Sea Knight gets new life

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, CHERRY POINT, N.C. — Heard the adage the last CH-46 Phrog pilot hasn’t been born yet? Well, he or she may have been born, but they’re probably still in middle school, thanks to a collaborative program between PMA-226 and the State Department. “We are actively transferring CH-46E aircraft to the Department… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 19-Mar-12

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US Air Force Museum offers virtual tour

US Air Force Museum offers virtual tour

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Virtual Tour is now fully embedded with audio and video hotspots, and touch-screen devices, offering online visitors the opportunity to experience the entire museum. Located at www.nmusafvirtualtour.com, the final two areas to be embedded — the Cold War Gallery, with over 300 hotspots, and the Missile and Space Gallery,… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 05-Mar-12

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UK – National Maritime Museum Cornwall takes delivery of Sea King

UK – National Maritime Museum Cornwall takes delivery of Sea King

National Maritime Museum Cornwall has just installed its biggest object to date as part of the forthcoming blockbuster Search & Rescue exhibition – a 70ft long, 16ft high, 6 tonne Sea King helicopter which had just 1½ inches of clearance through the Museum’s doors. National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s new Search & Rescue exhibition is just… Read more »

Source: National Maritime Museum, 28-Feb-12

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