Onboard the Lebanese army’s helicopter joyrides

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Onboard the Lebanese army’s helicopter joyrides” – below is their description.

    Lebanon’s army will start offering scenic helicopter flights over the crisis-wracked country to raise much-needed extra funds as crippling inflation has made soldiers’ salaries worth as little as £60 a month.

    Fifteen-minute flights in a Raven helicopter for up to three passengers will be offered from July 1 and will cost $150 per trip, to be paid in cash.

    The aim is “to encourage Lebanese tourism in a new way, in addition to supporting the air force,” a military source told AFP.

    The Lebanese military is a key institution and source of stability in Lebanon but is increasingly cash-strapped as the country sinks deeper into a recession.

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    Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

    The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

    Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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