Mini-HeliDays event to run as Czech Air Force confirm Mi-17 and Mi-24

Mini-HeliDays event to run as Czech Air Force confirm Mi-17 and Mi-24 18 Jul, 11, Source: The Helicopter Museum

Following a last minute rally led by the Czech Air Force, a Mini-HeliDays event will take place at Weston-super-Mare this year after all, using the Heliport at The Helicopter Museum instead of the traditional sea front venue.

Taking place on the weekend of 23rd-24th July, the helicopter line up is expected to include at least two Russian aircraft operated by the Czech Air Force, as well as other fly-in visitors.

Event Organiser, Elfan Ap Rees said “We hope this mini-event will keep the HeliDays tradition alive and in fact this will be the first time the Czech Air Force has visited Weston. If all goes well they will be bringing a Mil Mi-17 assault helicopter and a Mi-24 “Hind” gunship – again another first for the town. A formidable opponent during the Cold War , the Hind is Russia’s answer to our own Apache attack helicopter.”

Entry to the Mini-HeliDays will be included at no extra charge in the normal Helicopter Museum admission charges with free entry to Gift Aid Museum Ticket Holders.

Opening hours 10am – 5.30 pm both days.

Further information can be found on www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

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