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Anaheim Welcomes Helicopter Expo 2009
ANAHEIM, CA - (February 17, 2009) -

WHAT: Heli-Expo 2009, a helicopter industry tradeshow hosted by Helicopter Association International, returns to the Anaheim Convention Center this month.  It is estimated that 15,000 attendees will enjoy this year’s show.

57 helicopters will fly to the Anaheim Convention Center parking lot, off West Street, land, and be moved into the Convention Center for the tradeshow.   Upon the show’s conclusion, the helicopters will be moved to the parking lot and depart from there.

In addition to Heli-Expo 2009, the Professional Helicopter’s Pilot’s Association will be conducting take-offs and landings in the parking lot at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, as part of their manufacturers demonstration.

WHERE: Anaheim Convention Center and Angel Stadium of Anaheim parking lot.

DATES: Fly-in dates are:  Feb. 18-19
            Show dates are Feb. 22-24
            Professional Pilots dates are Feb. 22-23
            Fly-out dates are:  Feb. 24-25

NOTES: Heli-Expo takes place in Anaheim every four years.

Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060more city news


ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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