Welcome to Helicopter Foundation International

Founded in 1983, Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to preserving the heritage of vertical flight and, through support for rotorcraft aviation students, ensuring its future.

All donations to HFI are tax deductible as far as federal law permits. Donate now and support HFI! 


HFI offers up to 19 scholarships for students preparing for rotorcraft pilot or maintenance careers.

Start HAI HELI-EXPO 2016 off with a round of golf! All proceeds benefit the HFI Scholarship Program.

Display your vintage helicopter or historic vertical-flight aircraft at HAI HELI-EXPO 2016.