Hey hey dear friends! Recently I was at the National Museum of Romanian Aviation. I was in the area, with work, and as I had to wait, I said I would do a quick tour
Hey hey dear friends!
Recently I was at the National Museum of Romanian Aviation. I was in the area, with work, and as I had to wait, I said I would do a quick tour of the museum. I had never been there and I was really curious. I am not passionate about airplanes, but I must admit that the tour was very enjoyable and fun. I even took some pictures with the phone in the yard.
If you have a free day and you want to do something new I recommend you to visit the National Museum of Romanian Aviation.
Str. Fabrica de Glucoză nr. 2-4, sector 2 București.
Below I leave the program of the museum until 31.03.2020:
- Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
- Wednesday – Sunday: 9am – 3:30 pm
The last visitor enters at 14:30.
- General admission: 10 lei
- Entry with reduced price: 5 lei (pupils, students and pensioners)
The aerodrome that houses the museum was established in 1915, to improve the graduate pilots of the Military Pilotage School in Cotroceni. Thus, the exhibition space of the National Museum of Romanian Aviation comprises two hangar buildings and an outdoor exhibition.
Hangar 1 (“Traian Vuia” Hall)
Here you will find presented the history of aeronautics from the beginning until 1959. The exhibition brings to the fore the 3 pioneers of Romanian aviation: Traian Vuia, Henri Coandă and Aurel Vlaicu. You will find exposed the replica of the Vuia plane no.1, models of some airplanes made by them, as well as objects and documents that belonged to the engineer Aurel Vlaicu. This was my favorite part of the exhibition, which really touched me.
The National Order “Aeronautical Virtue”, the replica of the IAR 80 aircraft, the presentation of representative personalities, uniforms and documents, complete the exhibits from the first hangar.
In the passage that connects the two hangars you will relive the atmosphere of a street from the inter-war period, which depicts the manner in which the Romanian society and the aviation intersected. A unique and quite interesting experience that will fascinate you with certainty.
The basic exhibition is dedicated to the ’60s-’70s. You will find here MiG 17, 19 and 21, L-29 jet aircraft. Period-specific flight simulators, radiolocation technique and anti-aircraft artillery complete the exhibit.
The exhibition park
In the open-air exhibition park there are exhibited airplanes with classic engine, but also reagents, helicopters, antiaircraft guns and ground-air missiles and radiolocation technique.
You should know that the National Museum of Romanian Aviation is the only institution with an aeronautical profile in the country.
Fascinating for children but also for adults, the National Museum of Romanian Aviation encompasses a part of history that we cannot forget!