21-Apr-2014 Source: Helicopter Museum
The Helicopter Museum at Weston-Super-Mare now has more than 100 aircraft in it’s diverse collection gathered from around the world, including a number of unique one-off helicopters and autogyros.
The Museum, which celebrates it’s 25th anniversary of opening to the public this year, is planning further expansion to better display the collection. At the end of March the Collection numbered 102 aircraft including several helicopters awaiting re-assembly and restoration – and one Harrier Jump Jet!
Originally established in the 1970s but not opened to the public until 1989, the Museum is the largest dedicated vertical-flight collection in the world and has an international reputation for it’s rare collection and professional approach to conservation.
More than 70 volunteers work at the museum to support it’s management team restoring and conserving the aircraft, running the archives and in other commercial business areas.
For those interested in learning more about the museum and it’s unique collection, a special 25th Anniversary lecture & tour will be taking place, starting in the Museum’s film theatre at 11.00am on Saturday 3rd May.