Finnish Air Force Museum

The Finnish Air Force Museum (Finnish: Suomen Ilmavoimamuseo), formerly the Aviation Museum of Central Finland (Finnish: Keski-Suomen ilmailumuseo), is an aviation museum located near Jyväskylä Airport in Tikkakoski, Jyväskylä, Finland. The museum exhibits the aviation history of Finland, from the early 1900s until today. The museum is owned by the Foundation of Aviation Museum of Central Finland (Finnish: Keski-Suomen Ilmailumuseosäätiö).

Finnish Air Force Museum
Suomen Ilmavoimamuseo
A Valmet Vihuri II on display
Location within Finland
Established1 June 1979
LocationTikkakoski, Jyväskylä, Finland
Coordinates62°23′14″N 025°40′55″E
TypeAviation museum
Visitors25,000
DirectorKai Mecklin
OwnerFoundation of Aviation Museum of Central Finland
Websitewww.airforcemuseum.fi

The exhibition consists of aircraft, engines and aircrew equipment which has been used by the Finnish Air Force. The equipment of the Air Force Signals Museum has its own section. A large collection of scale models gives a wider perspective to the whole field of aviation.

The museum has around 25,000 visitors.

Aircraft

The following aircraft are a selection of the collection. More aircraft are being stored elsewhere, waiting for restoration.

See also

Sources

  • Heinonen, Timo; Kakko, Tapio (1989). Keski-Suomen ilmailumuseo, Tikkakoski (in Finnish). Tikkakoski: Keski-Suomen ilmailumuseo. ISBN 952-90-0925-9.
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