Friends of The Helicopter Museum

Gyrodyne QH-50D DASH
Preparation for Display

Helicopter Museum Plans Expansion of Facilities
Lynx HAS.2 prototype, XX910, at RNAS Yeovilton in 2011 Fairey Ultra-Light Project
Wins New Funding
Prestigious Award for
Speed Record Holder 
Helidays Galleries
2001   2002   2003   2004
 2005   2006   2007   2008 
2009   2010   2011
This site is for all with an interest in helicopters, their preservation and their history, but especially for the members of The Friends of The Helicopter Museum. The Museum is situated at Weston-super-Mare, not far from Bristol, in the beautiful South West of England.
If you're not yet a member of the Friends we hope that you too will explore the site and, if you like what you see, apply to join today.

Museum Events in 2015

Bristow 50th Anniversary

Fairey Rotodyne

Arrivals and Acquisitions 

Helicopters in The Falklands
The Queen's Flight Wessex

The Royal Visit

HeliCollections Blog
Three Lynx
As part of the UK book launch of "Rescue Pilot", author Jerry Grayson, the most decorated Search and Rescue pilot in history, will be performing a special book signing at the Helicopter Museum, from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm on Sunday 29th March, as part of the Whirly Birds event.
The book includes a Foreword by HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, Commodore-in-Chief, Fleet Air Arm.
Who are the Friends ? ..........   What do they do ?
The Friends were established in 1997 following re-organisation of an earlier membership scheme. They aim to provide financial and other support for The Helicopter Museum, with opportunities for members to be actively involved. About 50% of subscriptions pass to The Museum with the remainder being used to purchase specific items for the Museum and to develop the Friends organisation.

Friends Membership

gives these benefits:

1.  Free access to The Museum during normal opening hours.

2.  10% discount on most Museum shop purchases including a wider range of model helicopter kits than you'll see elsewhere.

3.  Up to four "Bulletins" or newsletters per year.

4.  The opportunity to help develop fund-raising ideas.

5.  The chance for members to provide practical assistance for special projects and to help at many of the Events which The Museum runs or attends.

6.  Contact with like-minded helicopter enthusiasts, with occasional social activities including visits to other museums and places of aviation interest.

If you would like to join the Friends you should click on Apply to Join, print and complete the form displayed and send it to the address provided.

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