The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) plans to expand its facilities by the end of 2015, according to its board of trustees. The museum plans to add additional exhibit space, a theater and two classrooms able to host school groups and corporate events. AHMEC also will add a new dedicated restoration center accommodating helicopters—such as the Kaman HH-2 and Piasecki HRP-1—that previously were too large for the existing space. The West Chester, Pa.-based transport museum has been collecting, restoring and displaying rotary-wing aircraft, and chronicling the history of the rotorcraft industry since its founding in 1996. Notably, AHMEC claims to have the only publicly-displayed V-22 Osprey in the world.
Photo courtesy of AHMEC