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  • A 1920s airforce workshop
    A 1920s airforce workshop
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  • Dutch aeroplane
    Dutch aeroplane
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  • Spitfire used by Dutch airmen 1944
    Spitfire used by Dutch airmen 1944
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    Military Aviation Museum -video tour

    by StuartDutchman Updated Dec 17, 2010

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    The 'Militaire Luchtvaart Museum' is the official museum of the Dutch Royal Air Force. It shows the history of the Dutch Royal Air Force, the Naval Aviation and the Dutch-Indies Air Force.

    The 'Snijdershal' takes you back in time. Photographs, film, uniforms and of course the aircrafts illustrate key periods in the evolution of military aviation from 1913 to 1950.

    The 'Vreeburghal' shows the fighters, helicopters and training aircrafts from the Royal Air Force and the Naval Aviation from 1950 to present, such as the F-16.

    In the Flying Center is much to discover about the phenomenon of flying. Including a glider flight simulator and a F-16 flight simulator.

    Entrance is free!

    VIDEO of my visit:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQqwL9pxN8A

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    Dutch Airforce Museum

    by Britannia2 Updated Jun 17, 2009
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    I am particularly interested in military aviation history from 1914 - 45 and knew little of the Dutch aviation history until I visited this museum.
    The museum is based in a large hanger and has a good display of aircraft from the early days of flying to more recent years.
    There are a number of recreations of historical placements such as an airforce workshop in the 1920s. It was interesting to see that the Dutch uniforms seemed to be a mix of English and French types. The war years were particularly interesting and showed how brave Dutch men escaped Holland to fly for the RAF.
    Admission is free and allow one hour for a visit. There is a small children's play area and a cafe.
    Clean restrooms and fully disabled friendly.

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  • Spotting airbase Soesterberg

    by Reynaert Written Jan 28, 2004

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    If you have the time, and come on a weekday, and especially if you hear planes or helicopters, visit the spotter's hill along the van Weerden Poelmanweg. From it, you can see across the airbase along the biggest runway. Even if there are no planes, it still gives a nice view across the airfield towards Zeist and Utrecht.

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    The National Airforce Museum - Outside

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 19, 2003
    Grandpa explaining Ilja everything about planes

    Outdoors the larger planes are waiting for you - as well as a wonderful collection of jetfighters. There's even a Russian MIG present on the field, which was of course a wonderful surprise for our father in law that visitied The Netherlands recently and saw that what interests him most: airforces.

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    The National Airforce Museum - Hangar 3

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Jet turbine - completely explaned in hangar 3

    In Hangar 3 the children (as well as adults that prefer to stay curious) are in for a treat. Here one explanes everything in details about airplanes. How do wings lift an airplane and what does a jet-engine actualy do? Questions that will be answered in a very clear way. Furthermore one will see how a chair shoots out of an jetplane and one can actually make a flight in a simulator.

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    The National Airforce Museum - Hangar 2

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 19, 2003
    Earlt jetplanes used by the Dutch airforce

    In Hangar 2 there is a collection of more modern airplanes, especially the attention towards jet-engine driven machines. The first Dutch jet-plane was a Gloster Meteor, just after the second worldwar the NL airforce obtained a handfull of them. Now-a-days they are flying with F-16's and add to the NATO airforce all over the world.

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    The National Airforce Museum * Hangar 1

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Officer, gentlemen and a lady

    Also in Hangar 1 you will find a wonderful collection of uniforms worn in the time that uniforms still were colourful and bright. This section is especially interesting for all that have the interest not only on airplanes, but everything that surrounds it.

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    The National Airforce Museum - Hangar 1

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 19, 2003
    An old Fokker stealing the show

    In Hangar 1 you will find the old models. The airplanes the Dutch airforce used from the start at the end of the 19th century to the years just after the second world war. Fokkers wonderful classic models, that stoole the show in the early decades of the 20st century are to be seen in real, as well as magnificent planes such as the Spitfire, the Focke-Wulfe, the Mustang and the Mitchel-bomber.

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    The National Airforce Museum * Outside

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 19, 2003
    Ground to air missiles

    Also outside are the air defense systems. Rocketsystems that can track, follow and disable airplanes that are in the wrong territory and don't respond to warnings.

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    The National Airforce Museum * Hangar 2

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 19, 2003
    Going up vertically: the helicopters

    Also in Hangar 2 the history of the helicopters within the Dutch airforce. There are six examples from old two new standing here.

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