About HFI

We are a tax-exempt charitable foundation that promotes safety, education, and historic preservation for the international helicopter community

What we do, why we do it

HFI Programs

HFI programs support helicopter safety, preserve and display the history of vertical flight, and promote the industry as a rewarding career through scholarships and education

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HFI Events

Have fun AND raise money to support scholarships for future pilots and maintenance technicians, historic preservation of helicopter history, and HFI Safety programs

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Preserve the Past. Improve Safety. Secure the Future

Helicopter Foundation International works to preserve the history of vertical flight, improve its safety, and educate the next generation of pilots and maintenance technicians.

If this mission is important to you, consider becoming an HFI patron.

Latest News

Christine Brown can’t remember a time she wasn’t interested in flying. But while on a trip to Africa in 2004, a helicopter tour over Victoria Falls changed her career path. “It was my very first time in a helicopter, and I absolutely fell in love with it,” Brown says. While obtaining her B.S. in civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University, Brown also pursued her fixed-wing training. “I washed airplanes to make extra money for flying,” she says. Brown applied … read more

Alexandria, Va. (January 13, 2017) In order to better serve its mission, the Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is pleased to announce a rebranding campaign which includes a new logo, tagline website and mission statement.  The new program launched Wednesday, January 11, 2017. “The Foundation serves to recognize the history of the helicopter industry, to promote safety and to educate future generations of helicopter pilots and mechanics,” said Allison McKay, Vice President of HFI. “We wanted to update elements of the … read more