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Read the in-depth article about the Swiss experimental helicopter built in the 1950s by Contraves...

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The Bell 47B

The Bell 47B was the first helicopter to fly in Switzerland. It was presented in Wollishofen near Zurich in October 1947.

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Bell 47G - Focus on the historical helicopter

The Bell 47G is one of the most popular helicopter in the world. Few can resist its charm.

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The first helicopter pilots in Switzerland

To whom was the first Swiss pilot licence issued? The first to obtain the civil helicopter licence was Albert Villard.

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Helicopter accidents

In every activity that involves a risk it is inevitable that sooner or later an accident happens, and aviation is no exception.

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Chronology of the main events

Here is a short chronology of the main events that marked the history of the rotary-wing in Switzerland since the presentation of the first helicopter in October 1947.

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