Welcome to our exciting new way to support the museum while learning more about and enjoying helicopters: Adopt-A-Copter. It aims to educate about helicopters and their contributions while offering you a chance to learn about several aircraft in our collection.

We have six helicopters available for "Adoption"*:

  • Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey
  • Bell AH-1F Cobra
  • Bell 204/TH IL Huey
  • Boeing CH-46E Sea Knight
  • Hughes 269A/TH 55A Osage, aka “Stubby, the Travelling Helicopter”
  • Hughes 369 (OH 6/OH 6A) Cayuse, aka “Cheerful Chopper”

Each individual Adopt-A-Copter costs $50.00 plus $1.00 per adoption for shipping and handling.

Each comes with an Official Adoption Kit that contains:

  • Certificate of Adoption;
  • Glossy photo with details about your adopted helicopter;
  • Interesting facts about helicopters;
  • Paper helicopter cut-outs for your enjoyment;
  • Two complimentary passes to the museum;
  • Bonus coloring page!

Order yours today! Makes a great gift, too!

Please indicate with your payment if the Certificate of Adoption is to made to someone other than the payor. Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.





*  The adoption is purely symbolic, and signifies only that a donation has been made to AHMEC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, for the general support of its activities in rotary wing aviation preservation and education. Adoptive “parents” retain no physical rights to the copters, the facility or anything pertaining to the museum.