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Straight Up! Helicopters In Action features more than a dozen helicopters in a series of pulse-pounding adventures that demonstrate the many roles these powerful aircraft play in our lives. Fly along with skilled helicopter crews as they carry out mountain and sea rescues, apprehend drug smugglers, repair high voltage electrical lines, save endangered animals, deliver humanitarian aid and undertake a reconnaissance mission.
Models and details of helicopters are available for viewing at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. Visit the “Vertical Flight” exhibition to understand more about the progression of technology that has created the ability for these crafts to travel almost anywhere on earth.