Plan Ahead for This Year's FatherFest at the American Helicopter Museum
West Chester’s American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) has an exciting day planned for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17. The museum’s legendary FatherFest features antique cars and motorcycles, food trucks, a beer garden, sports-oriented inflatable games, helicopter rides (additional cost) and more from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Wonder of Flight,” and AHMEC’s aircraft lineup doesn’t disappoint
The current schedule consists of Dr. Stanley Blazejewski’s Magni M-16 Gyrocopter, and awaiting confirmation is Atlantic City Coast Guard Flotilla, MetroAviation, JeffSTAT, PennSTAR and the Pennsylvania State Police. Adding to the “Flight” theme are birds of prey demonstrations and exhibitions from Mike Dupuy Falconry and The Falconry Girl, Sean Young.

Food trucks like Zac's Burger, Dos Gringos Mexican Kitchen, Haute Wheels and The Tot Cart offer numerous culinary delights. Malvern’s Locust Lane Brewery’s Beer Garden refreshes with awesome brews. And Kona Ice’s cold, sweet treats always satisfy on a hot day.

Additional entertainment includes DJ music by Full Moon Entertainment, Larry Smythe’s M.A.S.H. military collection and dogs from Paws for People™ Pet-Assisted Visitation Volunteer Services. Vendors such as Lily Leong Chocolates and Crossan Concessions sell wonderful goods for all ages.

Admission is $10.00 per person. Helicopter rides cost $60.00 per person on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact AHMEC at 610-436-9600 or see the website at for more information.

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, located at 1220 American Boulevard in the land of industry innovators in the Philadelphia region, is the nation’s premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. Established in 1996, the nonprofit organization collects, restores and displays rotary-wing aircraft, including over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertiplanes.

Contact: Jan Feighner, PR Coordinator
610-436-9600, x 204

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