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"European Helicopter Day" next June 30

The first edition with various events

The first edition of the "European Helicopter Day" will take place on 30th of June with the aim of introducing the European general public to rotorcraft flight through various events including visits, presentations and helicopter demo flights.

All members of the European helicopter industry –flying schools, flight clubs, helicopter manufacturers, civil and military operators– are encouraged to participate in this celebration by organising helicopter events in their areas.

There are about 5000 helicopters currently operating in Europe, performing a wide range of missions in the civil and parapublic domains. While some operations such as search and rescue at sea or in the mountains as well as emergency medical transport are well known to the public, many would be surprised by the variety of missions assigned to helicopters. Examples are the maintenance of power lines and wind farms, firefighting, the transport of personnel to oil platforms off-shore, the road traffic surveillance, the broadcasting of major events.

European helicopter manufacturers and their civil and military operators are recognized worldwide for their knowledge and expertise.

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