Bell 47B

TYPE: CIVILIAN
MANUFACTURER: BELL
ROTOR DIAMETER: 35 FT. 1 IN.
FUSELAGE LENGTH: 27 FT. 2 IN.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 100 MPH
CRUISE SPEED: 88 MPH
On March 8, 1946 the Bell 47B became the first commercially certified helicopter in the United States. This small two-place, single engine helicopter featured Bell’s patented two-blade rotor and stabilizer bar which made it very stable in flight. The Bell 47B was originally used for mail service, passenger hopping, training and survey work.

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1220 American Boulevard
West Chester, PA 19380
610-436-9600
info@americanhelicopter.museum

Museum Hours

Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Last Admission at 4 pm
Open Sunday,12 to 5 pm
Last Admission at 4 pm
Monday and Tuesday open by appointment only.
Adults – $10.00
Seniors, Children under 12 and Students with ID - $8.00
Children under 2 - FREE

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