Romanian Aviation National Museum

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The Romanian National Aviation Museum was established by the Government Decision no.197 / 02.03.1990, becoming a museum of national importance through H.G. 360 / 06.04.2011. By Order no. 2709 / 17.11.2011, the building of the National Aviation Museum is classified as a historical monument, the Ensemble category, the "B" value group and by Order no. 2791 / 02.12.2015 is reaccredited as museum. The museum opened in 1993 in five camp tents at the Otopeni military airfield. In 1995, the Military Aviation Command assigned the museum a space in front of the Baneasa International Airport. Here, it operated until 1998. Subsequently, the Air Force Staff assigned a new exhibition area near ...Otopeni International Airport, the inauguration took place on 2 March 2000. Since 2006, the Romanian National Aviation Museum is located in the northern part of Bucharest, in the hangars which in the first half of the 20th century were on the south side of the Pipera military airfield. This aerodrome was set up in 1915 for the training of pilots at the Cotroceni Military Pilot School. The exhibition space of the Romanian National Aviation Museum includes two hangar buildings and an open-air exhibition. Hangar 1 (Traian Vuia Hall) The basic exhibition presents the history of aeronautics from the beginning until 1959. In the spaces dedicated to the three pioneers of the Romanian aviation: Traian Vuia, Aurel Vlaicu and Henri Coanda, the Vuia plane no.1 is replicated, models of aircraft made by them, as well as objects and documents belonging to the engineer Aurel Vlaicu. The "Air Force Virtue" National Order, the first airline-specific order in the world, founded by King Charles II in 1930, is a representative element of the interwar period. The space for the Second World War is highlighted by the presentation of the IAR 80 aircraft, of personalities, uniforms, documents. The period after 1945 is highlighted by reaction hunting jets and radiolocation stations. In the passage that connects the two hangars, the atmosphere of a street from the interwar period is recreated and the manner in which the Romanian society and aviation have been interwoven is depicted. Hangar 2 The basic exhibition is dedicated to the 1960s and 1970s. The reactive airplanes shown are MiG type 17, 19 and 21, L-29. The exhibition is completed by flight simulators, radiolocation technique and anti-aircraft artillery specific to the era. In the open air park are exposed classic and jet airplanes, helicopters, radiolocation technology, anti-aircraft guns and ground-to-air missiles.

Strada Fabrica de Glucoză nr. 2-4, sector 2
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Underground station "Aurel Vlaicu"; bus no. 605, Muzeul Aviaţiei stop
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Temporary closed for modernization
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Administrative subordination:
Ministry of National Defence
Historic Monument Building: Clădire monument istoric
Museum code:
Comandor Lică Bojescu
Contact person:
ing. Elena Lehr
Director adjunct
OMC nr.2296/03.06.2010 Acreditare;
OMC nr. 2791/02.12.2015 Reacreditare;
O.M.C. nr. 3331/10.11.2020 Reacreditare
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Subordinate units.