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2011 Air Shows

Rotorfest 2011 - All Helicopter Airshow, September 24-25,

Location: Brandywine Airport, West Chester, PA
Admission: Adults $15.00, Children (over two years) $8.00
Parking: Free
Value: Good
Sikorsky S-92 'Legacy of Heroes Tour'
The weather played a big part for the 2011 Rotorfest held at the Brandywine Airport in West Chester. Rain and low ceilings the day before the show caused some of the flying and static helicopters to cancel. Limited flying because of the weather conditions on Saturday made for a smaller flying display, but still kept the onlookers watching the flying of the choppers above the field. The highlight of that day of flying was the demo by the Bell 47G, the rescue demo by the PennStar Medivac Helicopter and some flying from the Robinson R22 and R44 Helicopters. The main event at the end of the show was a demo from the Sikorsky S-92 'Legacy of Heroes Tour' before leaving the show and heading to Norfolk, Virginia after making a couple of passes.
The show had various activities for the kids to keep them happy when they got tired of watching and needed a break. There were the usual airshow food stands and booths selling airshow related goods. Also available and very popular were the helicopter rides which took place during the breaks in the main airshow flying and also before and after the show ended.
Some of the Performers:
  • US Army 82nd Airborne All American Parachute Team
  • US Army AH-64A Apache Helicopter
  • Sikorsky S-92 “Legacy of Heroes Tour”
  • Bell 47G Demo
  • PennStar Medivac Demo
  • S300 Demo
  • Robinson R44 and R22 Demo
  • and others...
Rating: 7.5 out of 10
U.S. Navy SH-60B
PennStar Medivac Demo
US Army AH-64A Apache Helicopter

Report and photography by Joe Osciak for AIRSHOWSREVIEW LLC

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