Museo Do Ar Sintra, Portugal
The Air Museum first opened to the public on July 1, 1971 in Alverca. The space became insufficient by the increase of the collection and it was decided to create a new museum loaction in Sintra, next to the Air Base Nº1, inaugurated in 2009.
More than 40 aircraft and helicopters, simulators, engines, propellers and other aeronautical equipment are on display in an area of more than 8000 m2. The exhibition transports you on a journey of more than 100 years by the History of Aviation in Portugal.
The exhibition area of the Air Museum is divided into several zones like: the shop, main hangar, Portuguese Air Transport (TAP), Airports and Air Navigation (ANA), Historical Hangars and the Pioneers’ Hall.
In main entrance hall with 3000 m2 are 42 aircraft located in a chronical and you will find here a valuable collection of historical airplanes, from a Junker JU52 (1930) till the latest Military hardware in service with the Força Aerea Portuguesa like the T-38 or A-7 Corsair and Alpha Jet or the the Dassault Falcon 20 aircraft used initially in the VIP transport and, later, in calibration flights of electronic equipment to support the air navigation (source: internet)