American Helicopter Museum

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Address(1)1220 American Blvd
Address(2)Brandywine Airport
CityWest Chester

Exhibits - By Primary role
Gyro/Autogyro (USA)
 Pitcairn-Cierva PCA-2 (Autogyro) Serial No: NX95N 
Helicopter, Utility - 'HU' 1950-1962
 Piasecki HUP-2 (Retriever) Serial No: 128479 
Helicopter - 'H' 1948-Present
 Bell H-13D (Sioux) Serial No: Unknown 
 Gyrodyne QH-50C (Dash) Serial No: DS-1190 
 Piasecki (Vertol) CH-21C (Shawnee) Serial No: 55-4140 
 Sikorsky HH-52A Serial No: 1353 
Helicopter - 'H' 1962-Present
 Bell TH-1L (Iroquois) Serial No: 157817 
 Kaman HH-2D (SEASPRITE) Serial No: 149031 
 Sikorsky HH-3A (SEA KING) Serial No: 151556 
Rotary Wing (Helicopter) - 'R' 1941-1947
 Sikorsky XR-4 Serial No: 41-18874 
V/STOL - 'V' 1956-Present
 Bell/Boeing V-22 (Osprey) Serial No: 163913 
VTOL Research - 'VZ' 1956-1962
 Piasecki VZ-8P Serial No: Unknown 


Reviews / Comments by our visitors
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11/30/2012 @ 19:54 [ref: 55370]
 Bob Lowry ADC USCG Ret.
 San Diego, California

Hello All HH-52A Flt. Mech, Lets tell Coach Crap Bags to get off of this site. Fill these pages with days of long ago when the ships were made of steel driven by the Men of the same Metal. I flew Goats, Pelicans, Seaguards, and Dolphins. The HH-52a was a reliable Machine and was ultra simple. Got you there and back safely. Pulls many a cold sailor out of the Sea. Bob Lowry ADC
08/21/2011 @ 19:42 [ref: 22758]
 Barry Sinclair
 , California

I was an AE at HSL-31 from 1984 through 1988...... many great times. Always looking for guys from Det Bravo who were out there in Indonesia from August 1987 to February 1988. Some of those guys don't seem to want to be Pete Hadley, Dan Noyes, Steve Meyer,Ron Fosche, Dan Miller, Elliot Pleasants, Chris Denz, Brendan Ahern.........Bill, Marshall, Wolfie, Greg......any of you guys out there??
05/17/2011 @ 07:26 [ref: 16195]
 Burlon Beam
 Ladera ranch, California

WOW, you guys have memories. I was on that boat somewhere between 1983-1985. I was out of Gulfport, MS, you know NAVIDS SUPP UNIT. I was also attached to the USNS Harkness on the other side of the world. Good Memories better sea duty and some of the best ports in the world. BTW I was an EN3 or EN2 at the time.
12/22/2010 @ 04:28 [ref: 12026]
 Mark Williams
 Athens, Georgia

I served on the USNS Chauvenet from 1983-1986 as a part of the NavAids Support Unit. We were the guys that sat on little islands in Indonesia while the Chauvenet did hydrographic surveys. I was the on site ET that kept our island-bound survey and comm equipment (and sometimes the Onan generator) running. The Chauvenet kept us in food and water during those times and took us back to Subic every once in awhile... Those were some of the best times of my life. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Mojo, San Miguel and everything else that I probably can't mention here. It was all fun hard work, believe it or not, there is such a thing.
08/10/2010 @ 00:35 [ref: 10398]
 Fred Stoddard
 , Connecticut

I served on the usns chauvenet march 1983 - feb 1984 , I was the enginemen on HSL 4 the boat on the port side of HSL 31 hanger. had many good memories with the crew in PI
01/19/2010 @ 05:11 [ref: 9234]
 larry ebert
 Kimball, Michigan

I was in hsl-31 from 80 to 85 was ae-3 when i went aboard the usns chauvent i remember 149031 very well that was the best sea duty if you want to call it that
06/05/2009 @ 20:00 [ref: 8802]
 Jim Britton, Jr.
 El Paso, Texas

While surfing the net I discovered this web site and was surprised to find comments by people who served with HSL-31 Det Bravo aboard the USNS Chauvenet. I served on that ship from 1971 to 1973, first as Deck Officer and then, briefly, as Executive Officer. We spent most of our time in and around the Phillipines and South Korea. Our port of calls were usually Subic Bay, Pusan, or Sasebo. We had to return to San Francisco in 1972 for dry docking to make some repairs to the ships electrical systems and drive shaft. When we returned to the Phillipines it was business as usual until the helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from the top of a hill. Everyone got out ok. I miss those days. It was probably the best time of my life.
02/02/2009 @ 11:42 [ref: 8649]
 Patchogue, New York

This is a good museum with the specialty of helicopters. The staff is very helpful with people visiting. I found the V-22 display to be in decent shape and very interesting!
12/27/2007 @ 17:47 [ref: 6631]
 Daniel Davis
 , Texas

I was an AW and spent 10 years in the SH-2F from 1980 to 1990. I started in HSL-31, went to HSL-33 and spent almost 6 years there before going back to HSL-31 as an instructor. Great aircraft and great memories although I don't miss the smell of the exhaust or the headaches after every flight.
05/08/2007 @ 09:32 [ref: 5910]


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