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On Veterans Day- A Trip To The American Helicopter Museum

On Veterans Day, I’m thinking of those who have served our country, and sending my heartfelt thanks for their sacrifice. Almost all of the men in my family have served in either the Navy or the Marines and I appreciate each one of them for keeping our nation safe.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I thought I’d share some of my photos of vintage military aircraft from the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I highly recommend a visit to this wonderful museum if you visit southeastern Pennsylvania. It’s located about a mile from QVC headquarters and worth the trip.

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Thank you for your service.

AHMAdele

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Photos copyright Adele Downs

Visit Adele’s website and check out her books at http://adeledowns.com 

Honoring Our Veterans, Photos, Vintage Aircraft

This Veteran’s Day, I’m thinking of those who have served our country and sending my heartfelt thanks for their sacrifice. Almost all of the men in my family have served in either the Navy or the Marines and I appreciate each one of them for keeping our nation safe.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I thought I’d share some of my photos of vintage military aircraft from the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I highly recommend a visit to this wonderful museum if you visit southeastern Pennsylvania. It’s located about a mile from QVC headquarters and worth the trip.

AHMWelcomeSigned

AHMNavyHelisigned

AHMNavyStarsigned

AHMNavyvesselsigned copy

AHMVeteransigned

AHMMarinePlanesigned

Thank you for your service.

AHMAdele

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Photos copyright Adele Downs

Visit Adele’s website and check out her books at http://adeledowns.com 

AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM Tour

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Ariel firefighting is one method used against wildfires, like the ones sweeping parts of California, Idaho, and Colorado. Helicopters fitted with water tanks or buckets or outfitted with front mounted foam cannons douse the flames while hovering above. During the firefight to save Yosemite National Park, helicopters dipped buckets into waterways and carried the water to hot spots. Helicopters also carry cargo, transport troops, and lift people to safety.

My interest in helicopters brought my husband and me to the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, Pennsylvania for a fun Saturday afternoon visit. The museum is the only one of its kind in the United States and houses selections from the first helicopter ever built to a wide range of military craft. My Navy veteran husband found lots to interest him during our self-guided tour. I took dozens of pictures and will add more to this blog in future posts.

The First Helicopter

The First Helicopter

Vintage Coast Guard Chopper

Vintage Coast Guard Chopper

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Instrument Panel

Instrument Panel

Navy Helicopter

Navy Helicopter

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This photo is my favorite:

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This from Wiki: “The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, military, tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.” (Thanks to Lisa McCulley for sending this information.)

For more information visit: http://www.americanhelicopter.museum/

(Photographs are the property of author Adele Downs and may not be copied or reposted without written permission.)

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