Froebe Helicopter Cairn

In the 1930s, three brothers from Homewood, Manitoba, designed, built, and flew Canada's first helicopter. CAHS Manitoba Chapter is supporting the construction of a monument to Nicholas, Douglas, and Theodore Froebe in their hometown. Fundraising is nearly complete, thanks to generous support from the Froebe family and CAHS members and supporters. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to help build the monument, you can send a cheque, made out to CAHS, to our national office at CAHS, PO Box 2700 Station D, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5W7. Please indicate that the donation is for the Froebe cairn. The cairn will be unveiled in July 2018.

The Froebe helicopter is currently on display at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg. To read more about the helicopter, click here.

For more information, please contact CAHS Manitoba Chapter president Jim Bell at