The development of the airplane began the history of manned flight, and the invention of the helicopter changed that history forever. Able to take off and land vertically, hover above a fixed target, and even fly backwards, the helicopter revolutionized air rescue, military support, firefighting, emergency relief, and much more. Explore these amazing aircraft in our diverse helicopter displays that include both commercial and military helicopters.
The Wright brothers are only the beginning of aeronautic history. Their fragile designs led to countless early experiments in flight. Discover how these fledgling beginnings led to the solid aircrafts we know today. Travel back in time as you marvel at the innovation and beauty of these early planes.
Whether they are reporting on traffic conditions, transporting backcountry skiers, or aiding in a rescue, commercial helicopters have played pivotal role in aviation history. Visit our helicopter exhibit to learn more about these versatile machines.