Istanbul Aviation Museum (Turkish Air Force Museum)

Turkey’s first Aviation Museum officially opened in Izmir in 1971 and remained in operation until 1978. The construction of the new Aviation Museum in the Yeşilköy neighbourhood of the Bakırköy district began in 1977 and ended in 1983. It officially re-opened on the 16th October, 1985. The museum occupies an area of 65,000 m2, covering exhibition areas, 2,365 m2 of which is closed and 12,000 m2 open. The museum contains number of aircraft and systems used by the Turkish Air Force including helicopters, war and cargo planes, missiles, radar, hovercrafts, and anti-aircraft artillery as well as various civilian vehicles. The museum also has a movie theatre, conference room and a cafeteria. The museum is worth visiting for those who wants to look into the history of Turkey’s air transportation.

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Eski Havaalanı Cad. No:2 Yeşilköy 34149 Bakırköy, İstanbul
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