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|Serial Number||1103 / FW.157|
This helicopter when regd. to the Swiss Air Force as V-281 since 04.04.1974 was SOC as PWFU during the end of 2008 from the Swiss Air Force and stored with the RUAG for preservation. It was parted out and demilitarized as sold to private.
On Friday 27 February 2009, at 9.00am in the wake of preparations for the revival in the Sculpture Park is this helicopter one of the new highlights of the exhibition. It was given by Mr. Michael Sailstorfer (30) to be an art exhibit named as""High visit, Cologne 2009"". The Sculpture Park 5 has also 16 other new art exhibits. The helicopter can be seen there for the next two years opening to the public on 17th of April 2009. Entry to the park is free! Topics include human, environment and evolution. Among the 40 international artists are, Aaron Curry, Katharina Fritsch, Jonathan Fair, Thomas Rentmeister, Dirk Skreber and Alan Sonfist.
Michael Sailstorfer biography is as follows. Born in 1979 in Velden / Vils 1999-2005 Studies at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts 2003-2004 MA Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London 2005 Residency Villa Aurora, Los Angeles 2006 International Studio Program, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo; lives and works in Berlin. He has many art exhibits on display all over Germany, and the Alouette is his 2nd preserved helicopter. The fist one is a Mi-1.
The foundation for the helicopter was installed on the roof of the main building. And the helicopter was lifted with a special crane from Colonia on 27.02.2009. On special occasions, the rotor blades are able to turn silent and also some of the lights are operational. All these was prepared and installed by RUAG in Switzerland.
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