106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

Smithsonian to Host Helicopter Festival

View Comments
Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CHANTILLY, Va. — The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum facility in northern Virginia is giving visitors a chance to get up close to learn more about helicopters.

On Saturday, the museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly will offer a free daylong event focused on helicopters from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature a police helicopter from Fairfax County, a TV helicopter from Baltimore and a Virginia search and rescue chopper.

Flight curator Roger Connor also will demonstrate a remote-control helicopter. And a team of University of Maryland students who set a world record with their human-powered helicopter will have a display.

The event is part of the museum’s Super Science Saturday series that focuses on different scientific concepts each month.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,606 other followers