Aviation Museums

787 Projection Mapping

Flight of Dreams: The Home of ZA001, the First Boeing 787 Test Plane

Significant amount of Boeing 787 components are being made in and around Aichi Prefecture in Japan. Because of that, in 2015, Boeing donated the first Boeing 787 test plane (ZA001) to the city of Nagoya. After sitting on the apron of Centrair airport for a couple of years, it found its new home in Flight …

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Mitsubishi Regional Jet

MRJ Museum: A Peek into the Production of Mitsubishi SpaceJet

MRJ Museum near Nagoya Komaki airport combines several exhibits related to the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (now known as the SpaceJet) and a tour of its final assembly facility. Together with Boeing’s tour in Everett and Airbus’ tour in Toulouse, it’s one of the three publicly accessible airliner factory tours in the world. Access, Opening Hours …

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Aviation Museum: Polish Army Museum (Warsaw, Poland)

Aviation Museum: Polish Army Museum (Warsaw, Poland)

Whether you are a civil aviation or military aviation enthusiast, if you find yourself with some spare time in Warsaw, Poland, you should consider visiting the Polish Army Museum which is just a short walk away from the capital’s city center. Since I had a long transfer in Warsaw while transferring between a LOT flight …

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Aviation Museum: Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History (Brussels, Belgium)

Aviation Museum: Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History (Brussels, Belgium)

The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History in Brussels is, as its name suggests, mainly focused on military and not solely focused on aviation either. I still visited it during my long transit in Brussels the other day, though, as I wanted to see the ex-Sabena Sud Caravelle that is probably the …

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Aviation Museum: Aichi Museum of Flight (Nagoya, Japan)

Aviation Museum: Aichi Museum of Flight (Nagoya, Japan)

Being home to the Japan’s first jet airliner factory as well as some of Boeing 787 program’s main partners among others, Aichi Prefecture is the centre of the aerospace industry in Japan. As such, it’s no surprise that there are a couple of aviation museums in the area. During my April trip to Nagoya, the …

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Aviation Museum: Turkish Air Force Museum (Istanbul, Turkey)

Aviation Museum: Turkish Air Force Museum (Istanbul, Turkey)

Next in my series introducing aviation museums is the Turkish Air Force Museum (a.k.a. Istanbul Aviation Museum) in Istanbul. I had a chance to visit it during my long layover there last month. While vast majority of the aircraft displayed are military, there is still plenty to see even for an airliner fan. Getting There, …

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Aviation Museum Review: Museum of Aeronautical Sciences at Narita (Shibayama, Japan)

Aviation Museum: Museum of Aeronautical Sciences (Shibayama, Japan)

On the day of my departure to Miami, I went to Narita airport from the morning to spend the day spotting there before getting onboard. After a quick morning session on the Terminal 1 observation deck, I decided to visit the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences that is located a 15-minute bus ride from the airport. …

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Aviation Museum Review: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (New York, United States)

Aviation Museum: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (New York, United States)

After taking a look at two lesser known aviation museums (one in Dubnica nad Vahom in Slovakia and another in Budapest in Hungary) I am going to review one of the most famous aviation museums, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum located in New York City, that I had a chance to visit last …

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Aeropark Budapest, Hungary

Aviation Museum: Aeropark Budapest (Budapest, Hungary)

The second post in the “Introducing Aviation Museums” series looks at another European museum. This time, it brings you information about Aeropark Budapest, an aviation museum conveniently located right next to Budapest airport’s terminal. With its convenient location and an admirable collection of classic Soviet airliners, this museum should be on every enthusiast’s to-visit list. All of …

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