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  • Kennedy Space Center
    would take us to some of the most impressive things I have ever seen in my entire life They drove us straight to the Vehicle Assembly Building where the Apollo and the Space Shuttles were assembled and prepared for their voyages I have never felt so small Just to give people an idea A length of 218 meters a width of 158 meters and a height of 160 meters The 4 sliding doors through which the rockets left the building are the largest in history 139 meters high through which the 110 meter high Saturn V rockets left on the crawler the mobile platform that brought the rockets to the launch pads The doors consist of 7 vertical panels weighing 8 tons each Just to open these doors takes 45 minutes We got off the bus right in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building to enter the Launch Control Center Some beautiful old equipment in the lobby all mission badges of non classified rocket launches a security check and we entered the Firing Room The sight of all computer consoles the sheer number of people working on a launch all protocols to be followed give you an idea of how complex this all is From there we got back on the bus and they drove us past the actual launch pads LC 39A and LC 39B From here historical flights such as the Apollo project with the Saturn V which flew to the moon and the Space Shuttle missions were launched also the gigantic crawler transport was seen along the drive This crawler has taken the Saturn V rockets and Space Shuttles to the launch platforms Just some numbers to give you an idea A crawler transport weighs 2 721 tons and has eight tracks two on each corner Each track has 57 shoes and one shoe weighs 900 kg The total size is 40 by 35 meters and is between 6 1 and 7 9 meters high adjustable The crawler has 16 electrical traction motors powered by four 1 341 hp generators who were driven by two 2 750 hp V16 diesel engines The total lifting capacity of the crawlers today is 8 200 000 kilograms All this to show you what humans can do That flag is the size of a basketball field Test director desk Back in the days View from th e Launch Control Center launch pad in the distance Imagine the atmosphere during a launch Counting down What show is on today T he gigantic crawler transport The launch pad Anti lightning rods Scorched exhaust deflector After this we went back to the visitor complex to do a tour of the Apollo missions First you go through an IMAX experience explaining the history of the project after which you pass through a very small corridor to finally arrive at the 5 main engines of the Saturn V rocket The word enormous doesn t even describe the size of this thing You take a few steps

    Original URL path: http://www.sbap.be/museum/kennedy/kennedy.htm (2016-04-30)
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  • Museu Aerospacial Rio de Janeiro
    in the Second World War and received large numbers of US airplanes at this occasion Some rare birds here as the Curtiss P 40 or the Douglas A 20 Havoc are on display The jets are well represented with the full range of fighters used by the Brazilian Air Force from the Meteor T 8 to the F 5 Tiger II Local produced aircraft are also on display and the Museum receives strong support of Embraer The restoration hangar is also open to the public and this wonderful place is also used for regular airshows Santos Dumont 14 bis Santos Dumont 14bis Replica built by Embraer of the first aircraft designed and flow by Santos Dumont For the Brazilians Santos Dumont was the first man to succeed to perform powered flight as the Wright brothers needed a catapult to take off Santos Dumont Demoiselle A replica of the second Santos Dumont aircraft Very successful at his time and copied worldwide the Demoiselle was also inspiring for our current ULM s Nieuport 21 replica In 1918 when the Brazilian air force was created the main supplier was France represented by this Nieuport Each replica is identified as being a replica and not an original aircraft an approach respectful to the public Waco CSO one of the Waco used in the 1930 s as Jake of all trade in Brazil Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing Curtiss Fledigling J 2 Muniz M7 Representative of the local design before WW2 this Muniz M7 was used for initial training as our SV 4 IPT O Bichinho A nother nice local production CAP 4 Paulistinha De Havilland DH 82A Tiger Moth Curtiss P 40N After declaration of war on Germany and Italy on August 22 1942 the Brazilian Air Force received Curtiss P 40N and later P

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  • Aviodrome Lelystad
    a sympathetic snack bar all at your disposal to have a nice day amongst history and beautiful flying machines Lockheed Messerschmitt F 104G Starfighter as gate guardian and publicity panel Serge Van Heertum Hawker Hunter F51 Serge Van Heertum Fokker 50 Serge Van Heertum Evans VP 1 Volksplane in the entrance lobby Serge Van Heertum Main Hall The Belle époque Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Wright Flyer Type A 1909 Replica Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Bl é riot XI Replica Serge Van Heertum Fokker Spin Type C Replica Bruno Ghils Serge Van Heertum Fokker DR 1 Triplane Replica Serge Van Heertum Showcase of Anthony Fokker creations Serge Van Heertum Solid the Fokker aircraft Serge Van Heertum KLM the begin Serge Van Heertum Fokker S IV Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Fokker F II Replica Serge Van Heertum Fokker F VII Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Mignet HM 14 Pou du Ciel Serge Van Heertum Avro 671 Rota I Cierva C 30A Serge Van Heertum Bruno Ghils Some models to show the begins of commercial aviation Serge Van Heertum Showing the Fokker F VII structures Serge Van Heertum Bruno Ghils Fokker C VD Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Bruno Ghils Junkers CASA 352L Ju 52 Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum North American B 25D Mitchell cockpit Serge Van Heertum Some diorama about the WWII in the netherlands Serge Van Heertum V2 launch pad Serge Van Heertum De Havilland DH 82A Tiger Moth II Serge Van Heertum Bruno Ghils Serge Van Heertum Fokker S 11 1 Instructor Bruno Ghils Douglas C 47A Skytrain DC 3 Bruno Ghils Serge Van Heertum Bruno Ghils Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Link trainer also called Blue Box Serge Van Heertum Commercial evolutions underlining the Fokker company Serge Van Heertum North American Nooduin Harvard II Bruno Ghils Fokker S 12 X Serge Van Heertum Lockheed Fokker F 104G Starfighter Serge Van Heertum Bruno Ghils Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Westland Dragonfly HR5 WS 51 Serge Van Heertum Bruno Ghils Serge Van Heertum The control panel and passenger seats Serge Van Heertum Bruno Ghils Sikorsky HO4S 3 Horse S 55B Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Inside the S 55B Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum The pilot office Serge Van Heertum Fokker S 14 Machtrainer Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Serge Van Heertum Nose section of the Caravelle and the Fokker 100 Serge Van Heertum Caravelle cockpit Serge Van Heertum Beaver wrecks Serge Van Heertum HM 1000 Balerit Serge Van Heertum Henri Mignet Pou du Ciel to show the frames Serge Van Heertum Lockheed L 749 Constellation Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Serge Van Heertum Big travel agency model should be nice in your living room Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils De Havilland DH 104 Devon C20 Bruno Ghils Serge Van Heertum Bruno

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  • Virginia Beach Military Aviation Museum
    national education One has to know that Gerald Yagen created a trust including the museum technical schools and schools specialized in aeronautical maintenance Due to the new decree these schools lost a lot of students putting a financial strain on the group To counter these financial problems the only solution was to sell some of the airplanes and so about 12 aircraft were sold Nowadays none of the remaining planes needs to be sold and as the financial situation regained a healthy status the boss tried to buy back the already sold airplanes One of the latest restorations is a splendid Mosquito FB 26 originally from Canada and restored to flying conditions A remarkable and titan s job when you see the state of the wreck on reception The aircraft was restored to a FB VI having served within the 487 Squadron of the RNZAF A brilliant accomplishment to be very proud of As we can see Gerald Yagen is really eager to succeed and the Virginia Beach museum is alive and kicking thanks to the professional staff and enthusiastic volunteers If you happen to cross the Atlantic and are in the vicinity do go to the museum and enter this fabulous world of aviation For further information and event dates please do click on the logo at the bottom of this page Have a nice virtual tour Google map view of the airfield Bleriot XI Reconstruction Fokker Dr I Reconstruction Fokker D VIII Reconstruction Albatros D Va Reconstruction Fokker D VII Reconstruction Sopwith Pup Replica Nieuport 17 Reconstruction Avro 504K Reconstruction Sopwith 1 1 2 Strutter Reconstruction Nieuport 11 Replica SPAD S XIII Replica Halberstadt CL IV Reconstruction Fokker D VI Reconstruction Curtiss JN Jenny Reconstruction Fairchild PT 19 Stearman N2S 3 Kaydet N A F N3N 3 Canary

    Original URL path: http://www.sbap.be/museum/virginia_beach/virginia_beach.htm (2016-04-30)
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  • Overloon Museum
    Cold War One of the particularities of this museum is that they present the largest collection of European military transport vehicles as well as a number of remarkable pieces of engineering equipment Although the aviation is only represented by four planes it s not the primary objective of the museum the airplanes on display make a trip more than worthwhile starting with a B25D wearing the colors of the 320th Dutch Squadron this one should be the only full Dutch remaining B 25 The next plane is a Spitfire FRXVIIIe wearing the colors of 322th Dutch Squadron in reality it s an old Indian Air Force plane Then we find an AT 16ND Harvard llb in the colors of the KLU and finally the last MIG 21SPS ex Luftwaffe ex NVA painted in Soviet colors to evoke a Cold War sensation So if you are passionate about aviation I urge you to visit the museum where the planes are kept in a remarkable condition and all that while you also discover a fantastic collection of vehicles armored transports motorcycles plenty to satisfy several passions Finally on behalf of the SBAP I want to thank the public relations department of the

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  • Luzern Verkershaus
    Bleriot XIb 23 Serge Van Heertum Lockheed 9C Orion N12222 c n 180 Serge Van Heertum The only one remaining in the world Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Nice presentation with some mannequins Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Fokker F Vlla HB LBO c n 5005 Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Octave Chanute glider 1896 Serge Van Heertum Dufaux 4 1910 Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Spalinger S 21H Glider HB 307 Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Aviafiber Canard 2FL c n 01 1977 Serge Van Heertum In flight showing his strange design Swiss aviation federation archives Mudry CAP 231EX HB MSC c n 06 Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Comte AC 4 Gentleman HB KIL c n 35 Serge Van Heertum This type first flew in 1930 Only 11 aircrafts of the AC 4 type were built Serge Van Heertum Henri Mignet HM 14 Pou du Ciel HB MH8 Serge Van Heertum Piper PA 18 150 Super Cub HB OPR c n 18 5786 Laurent Cuvelier Heliswiss Bell 47G 1 HB XAE c n 689 1953 Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Sud Est SA 316B Alouette III HB XDF c n 1216 Serge Van Heertum Stierlin X HB XVB c n 03 Serge Van Heertum Pilatus PC 9 HB HPA c n 001 Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier The back seat Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Nieuport 28C 1 688 Serge Van Heertum Dewoitine D 26 U 288 c n 320 in use as from 1948 Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Doflug Bu 133C Jungmeister U 60 c n 7 Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Fieseler Storch Fi 156C 3 A 97 c n 8063 Serge Van Heertum EKW C 3603 1 C 537 C N 317 Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Messerschmitt Bf 108B 1 Taifun A 210 c n 2084 Serge Van Heertum EKW N 20 2 Arbalète Crossbow This purely Swiss prototype is a derivate from the N 20 01 a glider that formed the basis for the concept of the fighter plane the N 20 01 was destroyed in an accident The Arbalète was equipped with four Turboméca Piméné engines with 0 98Kn of thrust each mounted in pairs on the lower and upper surfaces of the wings A rather unique design that gave quite an avant garde silhouette to a plane from the early 50s The Arbalète made its first flight on November 16th 1951 and proved from the start it had excellent maneuverability while reaching a maximum speed of 750 Km h This aircraft never made it to production but was the starting point for the next prototype the N 20 10 Aiguillon The prototype N 20 10 is still present at the Museum of Dübendorf If the Swiss prototypes have caused an interest in our readers we can strongly recommend an excellent book published

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  • Brussels Air Museum
    Air Space section in Brussels Ernest Demuyter participated with his balloon the Belgica 1 Ernest Demuyter wrote two very beautiful books Belgica and La Navigation Aerienne et les randonn é es victorieuses du Belgica The famous Gordon Bennett trophy Ernest Demuyter in the Belgica Zeppelin Airship LZ 62 L 30 Gondola Zeppelin Airship LZ 62 L 30 Gondola L 30 radio and bombs Graf von Zeeplin in the L 30 Auguste Piccard was born in Basel Switzerland January 28th 1884 March 24th 1962 This Swiss born Belgian physicist notable for his exploration of both the upper stratosphere and the depths of the sea in ships of his own design In 1930 he built a balloon to study cosmic rays In 1932 he developed a new cabin design for balloon flights and in the same year he ascended to 17 008 meters 55 800 feet He completed a bathyscaphe in 1948 and later made several dives with his son Jacques For a complete history of Auguste Piccard check the web page http www theguardian com science 2011 mar 27 auguste piccard will gregory Some books written by the Professor The early years and First World War Voisin de caters Voisin de caters Baron Pierre de Caters Battail l e Triplane Battail l e Triplane Battail l e Triplane Farman MF11 Hanriot HD 1 Nieuport 23 C 1 Sopwith Camel F1 SPAD XIII C1 Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter Bristol F 2 b RAF RE 8 Fba type H Caudron G III Voisin LA 5b2 Fokker DR1 replica in the Army Museum 14 18 section Halberstadt C V Halberstadt C V currently in restoration LVG CVI Removed for restoration Lewis light gun 1914 model Vickers 0 303 German LMG 08 15 Between the wars Morane Saulnier MS 315 Morane Saulnier MS 230 World War II Supermarine Spitfire LFIXC Hawker Hurricane IIC Fairey Battle I Stampe Vertongen SV 4c Donnet Divoy escape Fieseler Fi 156 C3 Storch Bücker Bü181B Bestmann Nord N 1002 Messerschmitt Bf 108 Junkers Ju 52 3mg3e V1 flying bomb Replica in the Army Museum 40 45 section Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Replica in the Army Museum 40 45 section Miles Magister I De Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth II Bristol Bolingbroke IV Fairchild Argus III Douglas A 26 B Invader Douglas A 26 B Invader German bomber landing gear found on Belgian beach Spin and screw probably from a FW 190 Belgian Air Force De Havilland DH98 Mosquito NF30 De Havilland DH98 Mosquito NF30 Percival Proctor IV Airspeed Oxford I Supermarine Spitfire FRXIVcC Stampe Vertongen SV4 B North American T6 Harvard III Bristol 171 Sycamore Mk 14 Gloster Meteor F8 Gloster Meteor F8 Gloster Armstrong Withworth Meteor NF 11 Gloster Armstrong Withworth Meteor NF 11 Republic F 84G Thunderjet Republic F 84G Thunderjet Republic F 84F Thunderstreak Republic RF 84F Thunderflash Hawker Hunter F4 Hawker Hunter F4 DDC Data Display Control NADGE system from late 60 s Thanks Cyriel De Groof for info Avro Canada Canuck CF 100 Mk 4

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  • Akureyri: flugsafn islands
    A visit is more than worth your while and the planes give you the impression that when you turn over the starter the machines will take over the air once again as they are so splendidly maintained Icelandair The first Icelandic company Air Iceland was created on March 22nd 1919 and was firstly equipped with Avro 504K s In 1928 Air Iceland rents 3 Junkers F 13 and a Junkers W 33D from Germany They were used to carry passengers and mail but also dedicated to the support of the fishermen helping to find shoals of herring Iceland Air ceased their activities in 1931 and restarted operations in 1937 The Svifflugfèlag Akureyri was then equipped with Waco YKS 7TF Eagles used to transport passenger s and mail to the capital Reykjavik In March 1940 the company assumed the name of Air Iceland and chose the Beechcraft 18D 1 aircraft and the De Havilland DH 89A Dragon Rapide 2 aircraft in April 1942 These were painted fully in red to distinguish them from RAF aircraft Due to lack of airfields the company also acquired Grumman Goose seaplanes and Consolidated PBY 5 Catalina The first international flights began in 1946 to Greenland or the Faroe Islands The connection was established by using three C 47 A s one bought from the USAF and the other two in the RAF One of them still performs rotations between Akureyri and Reykjavik The evolution of the company continued with the acquisition of the DC 4 which links England Scotland and Denmark Today Air Iceland continues its regular flights to Europe and America If you show interest for the Icelandic aviation a beautiful book chronicles 90 years of aviation in Iceland Icelandic Aircraft 90 Years History Íslenskar flugvélar 90 ár í saga by Snorri Snorrason and

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