Baumgärtl “Heliofly”-EN

Baumgärtl “Heliofly”

Baumgärtl “Heliofly”

Austrian engineer Paul Baumgärtl was working on the design of a rucksack helicopter, officially supported, but without RLM commission (Reichsluftfahrtministerium, Reich Air Ministry). Heliofly I, his first device, was developed in 1941, but did not satisfy. After that “Heliofly III/57″ was built, designed for military purposes. It had two single-bladed counterrotating rotors driven by an 8-shp Argus engine that proved to be too weak. So Heliofly III/59 was developed with a 16-shp engine. Its weight was only 35 kg, and it had a take-off weight of about 120 kg. A number of flights were conducted by Baumgärtl until the fighter emergency programme forced the suspension of the development.

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Helicopter Center e.V.

Helicopter Museum

Kerstin and Dieter Bals

Sablé-Platz 6
31675 Bückeburg

Banking Account:
Hubschrauberzentrum e. V.
IBAN: DE31 2555 1480 0320 2300 06

Opening hours

Daily from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Closed on: Dec. 24/25/31 and on Jan. 1


Adults: 9.50 € (red. 8.50 €)
Ages 6 to 16: 4.50 €

Group discount (15+ persons): 1.00 € per person


Adults: 2.00 € (min. 40 € per group)*
Ages 6 to 16: 1.00 € (min. 25 € per group)*
Intensive tour: 60 € (ca. 3 hours)

* Group sizes larger than 15 persons: an additional 2.00 € per adult or 1.00 € for ages 6 to 16 will be charged.

The exhibition is barrier-free.