Tuesday, January 16 will be Weston-super-Mare’s last chance to see the Army Lynx helicopter before its retirement.

Five of the iconic aircraft will be making one last flypast over the South West next Friday with Weston’s Helicopter Museum one of its destinations.

The Lynx helicopter has had a long and distinguished career with the British Army stretching back nearly 40 years. Entering service in 1978 and used across the globe since, it has been used to destroy tanks, evacuate the wounded, gather intelligence, provide humanitarian support, wow the crowds at air shows and much more besides.

The museum – home to 4 Lynx helicopters, including the World Speed Record Holder ‘G-Lynx’ – will be open to give visitors a unique chance to see the flyover from Weston Airfield’s original taxiway.

For up to date arrival times visit the Helicopter Museum’s Facebook page or call 01934 635227.

For more information on the Lynx and flypast, contact the museum by emailing helimuseum@btconnect.com or calling 01934 635227.