24-May-2012 Source: The Helicopter Museum
If you would like to savour the luxury of Her Majesty The Queenâ€™s own helicopter, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will be available over the Bank Holiday weekend of June 2nd â€“ 4th, when The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare opens up its Royal Wessex helicopter to visitors.Â Be sure to bring your children and your camera too.
The Museum is the only one in the country that has two Queenâ€™s Flight helicopters in its collection, which Her Majesty and other members of the Royal Family personally flew in.
Collections Officer John Clews says â€œThe aircraft is resplendent in high gloss livery and with the Royal Cipher on the side so it is a very precious piece of aviation heritage.Â However we thought there might 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 occasionâ€
â€œThis 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 especial exception for a very limited period to celebrate The Queenâ€™s Diamond Jubilee.
The Queenâ€™s Flight Wessex will be open from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 2ndÂ to Monday 4th June.Â The Museum itself will be open from 10am to 5.30pm.
HeliHub.com editor note – For readers outside the UK, this year is the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II becoming Queen, and the celebrations are on all the year through â€“ additional to us hosting the Olympics, of course!Â The weekend of 2/3 June has two extra public holidays 4/5 June added to it, one of those days a regular public holiday re-timed, and the other specifically for the Queenâ€™s Jubilee