One of AHMEC's co-founders and Board Chair Emeritus, Bob Beggs, was honored at the Blue Bell Country Club in Montgomery County as Member of the Year by the C12 Group of Greater Philadelphia.
Read more at "Vista Today."
The 2017 AHMEC Gala will be held on Saturday, April 22, with the theme of the "Roaring 20s." This theme was chosen to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the museum's opening.
Each year, the Museum raises much-needed funds at its annual Gala. The event features an open bar, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, dinner, silent and live auctions, great music and more! Noted helicopter pilot Larry Murphy, who made the CH-47 roof top landing captured in an iconic photo, will serve as the evening's honoree.
For more information and to purchase tickets go to http://americanhelicopter.museum/events/gala-main.
This article by Bob Beggs, AHMEC Co-Founder and Trustee, appeared in AHS International, "Vertiflite," Jan-Feb 2017. We thank AHS International for allowing us to reproduce the work.
Visitors can experience what it is like to pilot a human powered helicopter in the latest exhibit to be installed at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center. By pedaling a bicycle "cockpit" which replicates the effort required to lift this unique vehicle off the ground, visitors can watch a model of the Aerovelo Atlas rise in relation to the effort they expend. The Atlas won the AHS Igor Sikorsky Prize of $250,000 for flight of a human powered helicopter.
Members of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) recently visited the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester, PA. View their video to see why a trip to AHMEC is both exciting and entertaining.