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2012 Air Shows
Rotorfest 2012 - All Helicopter Show, October 13-14, 2012
Location: Brandywine Airport, West Chester, PA
Admission: Adults $15.00, children $10.00
Parking: Free on-site
Value: Good
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The 2012 Rotorfest held at Brandywine Airport helped celebrate the 15 th Anniversary of the American Helicopter Museum which is located at the airport. The show wasn’t as long as previous years, but still provided a wide variety of helicopters to keep the crowd looking toward the sky. Military flights from the USMC gave the public a look at what our troops are flying and a Search and Rescue Demo by the USCG out of Atlantic City, NJ provided a look at how a sea rescue is performed. Their were quite a few private helicopters flying from the small Autogiro up to a few high speed passes from the Sikorsky S-76B and a couple of passes from a Bell CH-146 Griffon from our Canadian friends to the north on it’s way home. A small but nice static display of military and private helicopters were also available for the public to check out before and after the show.
Along with the flying in the sky there were also helicopter rides available for anyone who wanted to get a quick trip over the event. Food stands and items for sale were spread around the event as well as some rides for the kids to keep then occupied while waiting for the show to begin. Lots of room to park your car and a nice layout of the show will make it worth your while to check out this event if you haven’t had the chance yet.

Performers included:

  • US Army 82 nd Airborne All American Parachute Team
  • USMC AH-1W Sea Cobra
  • USMC CH-46E Sea Knight
  • USCG MH-65D Dauphin SAR Demo
  • Sikorsky S-76B
  • Bell 206
  • Bell 47
  • Autogiro
  • Robinson R44 and R22 Demo
  • and several others...


Rating: 7 out of 10

Report and photography by Joe Osciak, for ASR Media LLC
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