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WELCOME to Helicopter Foundation International – promoting and preserving the history and heritage, enhancing the present, and building the future of the civil helicopter industry. Helicopter Foundation International is headquartered at 1635 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. You may reach us at 703-683-4646.

OUR MISSION: Preserving our Heritage—Building our Future
Founded in 1983, the Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich history and heritage of the helicopter and of the industry's service to mankind, helping to educate the future generations of helicopter professionals, and promoting the helicopter industry as an exciting and valuable career choice for young people, thus perpetuating vertical flight's contributions to the world in which we live.


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Make your voice heard!
Thursday, June 02, 2011 (1436 reads)General News


Don’t miss a chance to support Helicopter Foundation International!
In late February, Lightspeed Aviation Foundation sent notification that HFI had been selected as one of 20 'Finalists' for the 2011 Pilot Choice Awards and designated gifting program. A formal announcement was made at the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-in & Expo in Lakeland, Florida on March 31.

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Helicopter Foundation International Scholarship Winners 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011 (2140 reads)General News

HFI would like to extend our congratulations to the winners of the scholarship program. By category, they are:

Commercial Pilot Maintenance Michele North Bill Sanders
• Mark Kennedy
• Christopher Nowak
• Joseph Reeves
• Shane Smith
• Shane Hilton
• Mauricio Ortega
• Victor Osness
• Joshua Penn
• Michael Sanchez
• Mark Tiersma

• Lea Weinkauf • Reginald Barrow
• Chris Hoffman
• Forrest Jamison
• Alex Johns
• Jesse Ritchie
• Jose Rodriquez
• Mark Tiersma

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HFI’s Second Annual Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament at HELI-EXPO® — Another Great Success
Monday, March 14, 2011 (1501 reads)General News


Orlando, FL, March 5, 2011- Helicopter Foundation International proudly hosted its Second Annual Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament on Friday, March 4th, to help kick off the events at HELI-EXPO® 2011. The event was a great success. There were wonderful prizes given out, great food enjoyed by the golfers,and everyone who participated helped to support HFI’s Scholarship program. In total,there were 100 players representing 24 teams, and 35 sponsoring or donating companies.

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Helicopter Foundation International: Educating Helicopter Professionals and Preserving Helicopter History
Monday, March 14, 2011 (1440 reads)General News


A visit to Helicopter Foundation  International is a great way to learn about the helicopter industry’s past and how the organization helps to educate present and future generations of helicopter professionals. HELI-EXPO® opened on March 5 and ran through March 8. Once again the event was well attended, and there were many visitors to the HFI booth.

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OUR SUPPORTERS:  Our thanks to the following individuals and companies, who have so generously donated funds so that HFI can maintain and expand its service to the present and future generations of our industry as we strive to assure a new generation of helicopter professionals:


Patrick Corr
Elling Halvorson
Rod & Linda Kvamme
Thomas & Deanne Marlow
George Edward "Ed" & Dorothy Newton
Jim Ricklefs
Roy & JoAnna Simmons
Nancy & Steve Sullivan

Companies & Associations

AirSure Limited LLC
Air Logistics - A Bristow Company
American Eurocopter
Artic Air Service Inc.
Baines Simmons Americas
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
Bristow Group, Inc.
Chevron Products Company - Ad Division of Chevron, U.S.A. 
Edwards & Associates
ERA Helicopters
Francis Wilson Trust
FlightSafety International
Hillcrest Aircraft Company, Inc.
Hilisboro Aviation
Lycoming, A Textron Company 
Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters
Rainer Heli-Lift, Inc.
Turbomeca USA

Our thanks also go to the airframe and engine manufacturers who have made the following courses available under the Bill Sanderson Scholarship category:

Agusta Aerospace Corporation
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
MD Helicopters 
Pratt & Whitney Canada, Inc.