Helicopter Museum to open cockpits of iconic aircraft

PUBLISHED: 16:00 10 August 2018

The Mil Mi-24 helicopter will be one of the star attractions.

The Mil Mi-24 helicopter will be one of the star attractions.

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Weston’s Helicopter Museum will open some of its rarely seen exhibits next weekend.

The attraction in Locking Moor Road will aim to raise awareness of the contribution the machines make to society every day during World Helicopter Day.

Museum manager Lee Mills said: “Weston has a vast helicopter heritage so it is only right that we help celebrate this special day.

“Every day there are people relying on helicopters for rescue, disaster relief, transport, firefighting, medical transfers, agriculture and many other roles.”

Visitors will be able to sit in the cockpit of the Russian Mil Mi-24 helicopter, known as the flying tank.

There will be five cockpits open in total, to give visitors a hands-on experience.

The event will be held on August 19.

The museum boasts the world’s largest collection of helicopters including the G-Lynx, the fastest in the world.

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