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Old 5th Feb 2019, 10:59
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Hello! Just finished interesting work on helicopter museums around the world.

Helicopter museums on world map with locations, types of helicopters as well as rating list of 60 top helicopter museums in the world - helpful information for all helicopter fans.

Helicopter Museums on World Map | Top 60 Helicopter Museums Rating

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Old 5th Feb 2019, 13:52
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someone has forgotten the army museum at middle wallop

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Old 5th Feb 2019, 14:50
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And the Science Museum.
They have at least two.
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Old 5th Feb 2019, 17:16
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Hello Helicopter Guys from UK!
Thank you for your corrections - both museums are in the list now.
If anyone know the helicopter museum I did not publish in the list - please, let me know.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 07:08
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You've listed the Aviodrome in Lelystad, The Netherlands, but it's worth mentioning that they have the prototype and a single production example of the NHI H-3 Kolibri helicopter (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHI_H-3_Kolibrie), which together comprises the entire surviving population for this type.
The National Military Museum in Soesterberg, The Netherlands also has a few helicopters. See: https://www.nmm.nl/en/
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The War Remnants Museum HoiChiMin City have a Huey and Chinook

Chinook - HCM City
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Hanger 7 is in Austria, not Germany as on the list!!!
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 11:52
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Hello! Thank you for your help and support!
Just updated the listing and the world map of helicopter museums.
Wish you a nice day! Fly safe!
If any helicopter museums still not on the map - please, let me know.
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There is only a UH-1H at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, unless those extra machines have been added since November. Or maybe I missed a second hanger full of aircraft?

There is a UH-1H at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum at Philip Island, Victoria, Australia.
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COSFORD

RAF Museum Cosford,Shifnal, ShropshireTF11 8UP
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • last entry 3:00pm
T:01902 376 200
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Hello Tickle,
Thank you for the information - I have checked web-site of Air Force Museum of New Zealand and found one more helicopter in the collection - Kaman Seasprite SH-2F
National Vietnam Veterans Museum in Phillip Island there are also Westland Wessex Model 31B, Bell AH-1G Cobra and Bell H-13 Sioux
Going to add the museum on the map and to the list.
Wish you a nice day!
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Hello, find out that there are two Royal Air Force Museums in United Kingdom:

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
Helicopters: Bristol Sycamore HR.14, Focke Achgelis FA330, Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low IV, Westland Dragonfly HR.3, Westland Wessex HC.2
https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/

Royal Air Force Museum London
Helicopters: Robinson R22, Westland Wessex HCC4, Westland Sea King HAR3, EHI EH-101 Heliliner, Aerospatiale (Westland) SA-341E Gazelle HCC Mk.4, Bristol 171 Sycamore HR.12, Sikorsky R-4, Bristol Belvedere XG474, Boeing-Vertol CH-47D, Sikorsky Hoverfly Mk.1
https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/

Listed. Thank you for the information! Have a nice day!
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Helicopter Museums on the World Map

What a great effort listing the sites. Well done. Can you add the www.valiantaircommand.com in Titusville, Florida where there are an H19 Chickasaw, a UH1, and an H13. The latter two are being returned to flight. Thanks.

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Hello Pofman! Thank you for information about the helicopter museum in Titusville.
Listed and add it to the helicopter museums map.
Wish you a nice day! Take care!
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Originally Posted by pavelkorsun View Post
Hello Tickle,
Thank you for the information - I have checked web-site of Air Force Museum of New Zealand and found one more helicopter in the collection - Kaman Seasprite SH-2F
National Vietnam Veterans Museum in Phillip Island there are also Westland Wessex Model 31B, Bell AH-1G Cobra and Bell H-13 Sioux
Going to add the museum on the map and to the list.
Wish you a nice day!
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I only remember seeing the UH-1H at NZ, sad I couldn't find the others.

I completely forgot about the Bell 47 and Cobra at Phillip Island! The Wessex was disassembled and placed against the wall when I was there last year. Very big machine!
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Hello Tickle,
Has been to New Zealand in 2008 and it was amazing trip during 28 days both islands.
On that trip did not visited helicopter museums but have been in The Bushman's Center in Pukekura where they show the move about the helicopters history in New Zealand. Unique video about Deer Stalking and Gotcha Gun)

Here the video about Deer Stalking and Gotcha Gun on youtube:
Part 1 -
Part 2 -
Full Movie about Tim Wallis and Alpine Helicopters - https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/cou...im-wallis-1987

Here some history of Helicopter in New Zealand

It was deer in the mid-sixties-seventies of the last century that were the main target of hunting in New Zealand. The reason for which unlimited hunting was opened (Deer stalking) - a threat to the natural world of the country.

Even before the arrival of the helicopter, there were attempts to use small planes for deer hunting. But the plane requires a small, but flat runway. The relief of New Zealand is still dominated by hills and mountain ranges, so there were not so many places where you can land or take off, mainly along rivers. But because of landing on stones, and not on a flat runway, the planes often crashed and, as a result, refused to use them.

The first helicopter in New Zealand was Bell 47G next Hiller UH 12 E was bought and used by Tim Wallis for hunting in 1965. And in 1970 more than sixty helicopters (Hughes 369D, Bell 206 Jet Ranger, Eurocopter AS350 and others) provided hunting and transportation of the shot deer. Hunters from all over the world started coming to the country, because for them it was a real chance to get rich quickly. In one day, hunters killed from one hundred to two hundred deers, which provided themselves with income of up to 17,000 New Zealand dollars per day.

In 1970, Alpine Deer Group helicopter company received a monopoly license from New Zealand government to restore the deer population in Fiordland National Park (Fiordland National Park). When in July 1973 the price of a wild deer jumped up to 2 New Zealand dollars per kilogram, the so-called “Deer boom” (deer boom) began. Every day about 20-30 helicopters illegally penetrated into the park and carried out shooting of reindeer in an attempt to get a “big score”. The government of New Zealand has decided to use its own military helicopters to suppress the “deer wars” in the park.

So until 1969, deer were killed for meat and skins, and then Tim Wallis’s company (Tim Wallis) “Alpine Deer Group” made a wise decision to capture live deer to create reindeer farms.

The first method used to catch deer was called “bulldogging”. The essence of the method required both the pilot of the helicopter and the catcher deer “bulldogger” should have maximum skill. The pilot had to bring the helicopter as close as possible to the deer during its run, and the catcher had to jump onto the back of the deer and bring it down to the ground, and then quickly tie it up. The film shows both successful and unsuccessful attempts with the catcher falling to the ground from a height of about two to three meters. Then they tried to use the net that the catcher threw at the deer, which also did not always end in luck. In 1978, the “gotcha gun” helicopter gun was first used, with which the catcher fired a nylon net on a fleeing deer and the success of catching a deer was almost guaranteed in 100 percent of the shots. After some time, the helicopter gun already had three trunks, which could be quickly reloaded, and the pilot could make the gun shots on their own without the help of a catcher.

From 1978 to 1979, the company “Alpine Deer Group” with the help of helicopters caught more than 7000 wild deer. The farmers who organized the reindeer farms paid NZ$ 250 for each deer in 1976, and in 1979 more than NZ$ 3,000. At the moment, the company “Alpine Deer Group” is transformed into “Alpine Helicopters” with headquarters in the area of ​​Lake Wanaka. The main specialization of the company at the moment - helicopter tourism.

Hope to visit New Zealand in next few years to look New Zealand helicopter museums!)
Have a nice day!

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Old 17th Feb 2019, 13:22
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Hello, just updated the page with Helicopter Museums in the World with section "Special Historic Helicopter Flights in the World".

So if someone like to fly historic helicopter there are direct links to helicopter operators of historic helicopters.

If you know any historical helicopter special flights - please, let me know.

Fly safe!

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