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American Helicopter Museum to host annual RotorFest event on 11-12th October

8th September 2008 - 00:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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On Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center will be hosting its 12th annual All Helicopter Air Show -RotorFest.

Along with the array of military and civilian helicopters, this year’s event features the U. S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team otherwise known as the Black Daggers. These jumpers free fall at approximately 120-MPH, using their hands, arms, legs, and bodies to control descent as they perform various acrobatic maneuvers. Past events have featured military helicopters such as the Boeing CH-47D Chinook and the Coast Guard Eurocopter HH-65 Dauphin as well as a wide variety of civilian helicopters. You have seen many of these helicopters on the news serving in Iraq and helping to rescue and evacuate hurricane victims in the Gulf Coast. These helicopters will be on static display so that you can look inside them and meet the crews. There will be three exciting air shows a day featuring dramatic and exciting flight demonstrations by military & civilian choppers.

Amusement rides for children, computer and ride simulators, helicopter rides, food, and family activities will highlight the excitement overhead and provide fun and entertainment for the whole family. Visitors can climb into the museum’s eight hands-on helicopters and try their hands at the controls. The youngest visitors can enjoy the museum’s Toddler Learning Area. Other exhibits, including the famous V-22 Osprey, (the only one on exhibit in the world) will also be open for Rotorfest visitors.

RotorFest hours are from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM on both Saturday, Oct.11th and Sunday, Oct 12th. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students & children, ages 24 months and younger are free.

The American Helicopter Museum is located at 1220 American Blvd. West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380.

For more information, please call 610.436.9600 or check out the Museum web site at www.helicoptermuseum.org.

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