About Us

Our Mission

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF) is a national, one-of-a-kind non-profit all-volunteer organization composed of Veterans, their families, and civilian supporters. The AAHF is acting to connect the American soldier to the American public as an active, accepted, and admired member of the American family by presenting the story of Army Aviation and the American soldier. ‚Äč

The AAHF is providing America an opportunity to hear its Veterans share their stories and see its military legacy in flight and in action.


Our History

One of the unique functions of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and Museum is to obtain, restore and maintain in flyable condition, examples of historic aircraft representing Army Aviation from Vietnam to present. Whenever possible, we locate veterans who are experienced with the aircraft (or an aircraft of similar characteristics), to lead a group of AAHF volunteers in its restoration and operation.

No other known educational foundation is totally dedicated to preserving only flyable U.S. Army Aviation aircraft for future generations of American to experience. Our aircraft is restored to its original Army Specifications. We work ensure aircraft and crew are maintained to high operational and safety standards in full compliance with F.A.A. regulations.


Our Foundation

In 1997, the AAHF was organized by a group of concerned citizens and veterans to improve the public's awareness of Army Aviation and it's Veterans. Utilizing flyable historic Army Aviation aircraft, the AAHF tell the story of Army Aviation to the public through country-wide education presentations.

To secure the long-term success of this "first-of-a-it's-kind" the organization has:

  • Incorporated as a Non-Profit Domestic Corporation, in June of 1997.
  • Received I.R.S. approval as a 501 (c)(3) public educational foundation. (Donations of money and equipment are fully deductible under IRS guidelines.)
  • Qualified to receive Federal surplus property and supplies through the Federal Surplus Program.


Our Board of Directors and Staff



FRED EDWARDS

Director of Operations


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GENERAL STEPHEN JOYCE

President/CEO


BARBARA BARKER

Treasurer


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