Walking through history at the American Helicopter Museum

Since it first opened its doors to the public on Oct. 18, 1996, the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has welcomed over half a million visitors of all ages and nationalities.

AHMEC’s mission is simple: to preserve and promote rotary-wing aviation history, educate adults and children about helicopters and the missions they perform, and inspire future generations of helicopter enthusiasts.

“Education is a key part of our mission; we want to inspire future generations to become engineers, pilots, crew members and mechanics in the world of vertical flight,” Marc Sheffler, chairman of the board of trustees for the museum, told Vertical. “With electric aircraft on the forefront and unmanned vehicles, these are exciting times for the industry.”

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