Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Joseph Aoun has been warning of impending military collapse and its catastrophic consequences for months.
After gaining a pledge of support from foreign nations, the Lebanese Army has come out with a creative way to round up further much-needed funds… And it doubles as a way to promote aerial tourism over Lebanon.
Starting July 1st, the Lebanese Army will be offering 15-minute flights over Lebanon in its Robinson R44 Raven helicopters.
With the trips priced at $150 cash, the army will gain fresh USD to finance its operations as well as encourage this unique form of tourism.
Foreigners and tourists from abroad, as well as locals with access to USD, will get the chance to see Lebanon from a different perspective.
Helicopter trips with the Lebanese Army will be departing from the Rayak Air Base and from the military base in Amchit. Up to 3 people aged 3 and above will be allowed per trip.
Recently, the Lebanese Army flew French wingsuit flyers over Lebanon’s highest peak, Qornet El-Sawda, in a spectacular Red Bull video, which you can watch here.