The HAI Foundation Heritage of Helicopters display draws large crowds each year at HAI HELI-EXPO. After seeing the latest and greatest aircraft, avionics, and technology on the show floor, the nearly 18,000 Expo attendees enjoy stepping back in time to view an array of rare and hard-to-find helicopters of a bygone era.
All of the aircraft is in flyable condition. Some is privately owned; others are the property of museums, nonprofits, and other educational institutions. In many cases, the aircraft owners are available to give short presentations on the aircraft and answer attendees’ questions.
HAI Foundation wishes to acknowledge those individuals and organizations who donated their time and aircraft. We also want to thank Bell Helicopters, a Textron Company, for its generous donation to the Heritage of Helicopters display.
Below are listed the aircraft, along with their donors, that have been on display HAI HELI-EXPO:
- Allouette 318C (Bob Dale)
- Bell AH-1 Cobra (Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and Rick Welch)
- Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) (Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and Rick Welch)
- Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota (Florida Army National Guard)
- Fairchild Hiller FH 1100 (James Gollin)
- Hiller UH-12C (James Gollin)
- Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Tradewind International and Peter Bales)
- Sikorsky S-52 (Alex Anduze)
- Mil Mi-24 Hind (Cold War Museum Pete Coz)
- Bell OH-13D Sioux (Cavanaugh Flight Museum Doug Jeans)
- UH-1H (American Huey 369 Alan Walker/Al Michaels)
- AH-1G (Cactus Air Force Wings and Wheels Museum Doug Thorngren)
- Bell UH-1E Iroquois “Huey”( Collings Foundation Rick Harris)
- Bell 47 J2-A (Dedicated Helicopters David Hixon)
- Bell UH-1B Huey (Wings and Rotors Museum Patrick Rodgers and Shayne Meder)
If you have a heritage aircraft that you would like to display at an upcoming HAI HELI-EXPO, please contact us. We would like to hear from you!