-T / T / +T | Comment(s)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Rotorcraft Report: Queen Elizabeth Visits The Helicopter Museum

HELICOPTER HISTORY

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip visited The Helicopter Museum in the United Kingdom’s Western-super-Mare, Somerset July 20.

After touring the museum and discussing various restoration projects underway, Prince Phillip unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of the museum’s new conservation and engineering hangar. The facility, in addition to providing room for three large helicopters, will be used for hands-on training of future helicopter mechanics in conjunction with the City of Bristol College and other training providers. The museum and its supporters raised funds for the 7,115-sq-ft (661-sq-m) facility. They also received a grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund and industry sponsorship. Capt. Elfan Ap Rees (center above), chairman of the museum’s trustees, accompanied the royal couple on their visit.

Live chat by BoldChat