A trip in the Queen’s helicopter...

PUBLISHED: 18:00 29 May 2012

The Queen's Flight Wessex.

The Queen's Flight Wessex.

Weston Helicopter Museum

A CHANCE to savour the luxury of The Queen’s own helicopter will be available over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Helicopter Museum, in Locking Moor Road, Weston, will open up its Royal Wessex helicopter to visitors.

The museum is the only one in the country that has two Queen’s flight helicopters in its collection, which she and other members of the Royal Family flew in.

Collections officer, John Clews, said: “We thought there may be many families who would like to sit in the Royal helicopter and have their picture taken as a one-off souvenir on this special occasion.

“This will be the first and probably the only time that access to the cabin will be permitted.”

For conservation reasons access to the interior of the aircraft is usually denied but the museum has decided to make an exception for a very limited period to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Queen’s Flight Wessex will be open from 11am to 4pm, from Saturday to Monday and the museum itself will be open from 10am to 5.30pm.

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