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Ailes Anciennes Toulouse, September 2013

October 1, 2013 |

The Musee Aeronautique Ailes Anciennes is in the French city of Toulouse and has over 50 aircraft on display. The planes vary in the shape they are: some are fully restored and painted in original colours, while others seem to have been standing in the outside for over 50 years. Frank visited the “Ancient Wings” Museum early september 2013.

 

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National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C., May 2012

July 17, 2013 |

The Smithsonian Institution is a group of museums (located mainly in Washington DC) that covers areas such as art, natural history, biology, etc.

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New England Air Museum, CT USA, May 2012

March 10, 2013 |

In May 2012 Frank was in the New England Air Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the Connecticut area.

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Israel Air Force Museum, November, 2010

October 29, 2012 |

Israel has a very interesting aircraft museum, located in a corner of Hatserim Air Base. Hatserim is in the Negeb desert, some 150 kms south of Jeruzalem. The museum exhibits all types that ever entered service with the Israeli Air Force. Hatserim Airbase also houses a storage centre which is adjacent to the museum. Frank was there in November 2010 and pictured both in the museum as well as some of the aircraft held in open storage.

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Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, New York (U.S.A.), September, 2010

October 29, 2012 |

The USS Intrepid has a weight of over 40.000 tons, is over 300 metres long and served as an aircraft carrier in the USNavy from 1943 till 1974. The ship is now anchored in the New York harbour and houses the Air-Sea-Space museum: a remarkable collection of aircraft from several nations and decades. (This gallery courtesy Tim Klaassen)

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Turkish Air Force Museum Istanbul, April, 2010

October 29, 2012 |

The museum of the Turkish Air Force is in Yesilkoy, one of the suburbs of Istanbul; it houses a great collection of cold war and modern (F-16) fighters, as well as training-, light- and transport aircaft. Frank visited the site in April 2010.

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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces, Brussels (Belgium), 1988 – 1998

October 29, 2012 |

On May 13th , 1988 Hans and Frank paid a visit to the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces in Brussels , Belgium , which houses a large and interesting component devoted to the Air Force. To (partly) solve the lack of space problem in the great exhibition hall , some of the aircraft exposed have been “elevated” or attached to the ceiling to make them look as if they were in-flight. Hans also visited the museum in 1992 and 1997 , while Frank was there again in 1998 to take some more pictures.

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