Helicopter Museum is England’s first ‘Recommended Venue of Education’

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This week the Helicopter Museum was recognized as a ‘Recommended Venue of Education’ by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI).

The award was presented to the museum's founder, Elfan Ap Rees, in front of the world speed record holder G-LYNX by U.K. representative of the FAI, David Monks. The Helicopter Museum Photo
The award was presented to the museum’s founder, Elfan Ap Rees (left), in front of the world speed record holder, the G-LYNX helicopter, by U.K. representative of the FAI, David Monks. Helicopter Museum Photo

The museum is the first in England to receive the award, and it joins a list of only 17 other venues around the world that are recognized for educating the public on the history and practice of air sport, aeronautics and astronautics.

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The award was presented to the museum’s founder, Elfan Ap Rees, in front of the world speed record holder, the G-LYNX helicopter, by U.K. representative of the FAI, David Monks. The rules for all official aviation records are defined by the FAI, which also ratifies claims and officially recorded the 400.87 kilometer per hour speed record set by G-LYNX over 31 years ago.

“The award is testament to the hard work and dedication our team of volunteers has put towards the museum’s education program,” said the museum’s manager Lee Mills. “We are delighted to be the first venue in England to be given this recommendation.”

The Helicopter Museum is a registered charity and home to the world’s largest collection of rotorcraft, including two of the Queen’s Royal Flight Helicopters.

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