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Air and Space Museum Hosts ‘Helicopter Day’

By By Andrew Parker, Editor-in-Chief | August 13, 2012

Attack, Executive Transport, Personal Aircraft, Police, Search and Rescue, Utility


The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum hosted an event dedicated to helicopters on August 11 at the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia. Helicopters on display outside the museum consisted of a Fairfax County Police Bell 429, U.S. Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin, UH-72 Lakota, MD500 and Robinson R22.

Fairfax County Police Bell 429. Photos by Andrew Parker

Stations inside the museum included a safety briefing and topics ranging from helicopter discovery and principles of flight to booths for the Navy Helicopter Association, Virginia Airborne Search and Rescue, Whirly-Birds and Helicopter Association International. Intended for children as part of the museum’s “Super Science Saturday” program, the stations also included art activities, a helicopter hunt, “paper copters” and storytime.

Related: Helicopter Day at Udvar-Hazy Center

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U.S. Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65.

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