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Helicopter Museum first in country to receive top education award

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:50 29 November 2017

Helicopter Museum founder Elfan Ap Rees receiving the award from David Monks.

Helicopter Museum founder Elfan Ap Rees receiving the award from David Monks.

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The Helicopter Museum has become the first in England to receive a top award from the world’s governing body for air sports.

The Weston museum in Locking Moor Road has been named a recommended venue of education by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

It joins an illustrious list of 17 museums around the world recognised for educating the public about the history and practice of air sport and aeronautics.

Museum manager Lee Mills said: “The award is testament to the hard work and dedication our team of volunteers has put towards the museum’s education programme.

“We are delighted to be the first venue in England to be given this recommendation.”

The award was presented to the museum’s founder, Elfan Ap Rees, by the UK’s FAI representative David Monks.

The museum is home to the world’s largest collection of helicopters.

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