A Meeting with the Wings of Steel (HAL Aerospace Museum)

Hey there!

Okay, first things first, the title can be a bit misleading, because the Airplane wings aren’t always made of just steel. But, you’ll grant me this much creative freedom, right? Right?

How are you all? I’m just fine here, trying to do my work while mind is wandering, thinking about everything that is going on back home. (Major missing going on right now..) I’ll spare you the emotional stuff, maybe I’ll write a poem on that too. But not right now. As I had promised you all, here is the first post of the series where I’ll tell you about the places I visit in Bangalore.

This post is going to be more like a photo album, of some of the planes that are kept there, with some facts about them. Now, some back story of the museum. 🙂

The HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) Museum and Heritage Center is the first Aerospace museum to be established in India. It was established in the year 2001 at HAL Airport Road about 10 km from the Bengaluru City Railway Station. The museum houses displays of various aircraft and helicopters, Aircraft engine models, Flight simulators, a mock Air Traffic Control Tower and exhibit of Indian aviation history. The models of the Airplanes are life- size, static models through which you can learn a lot about the details that are put into designing them. There are several plane engines on display too, again, providing a lot of information about the design and structure of these.

And now my story, I went there on the 26th of June. It was Monday and a holiday, so had to utilize it! I started from my place at around 10 in the morning, took a bus and reached there in half an hour or so. I bought the tickets and entered the place, and I should tell you, I was really fascinated by all of it! I mean, when you look at the things that man has created taking inspiration from the things around him, it makes you realize how capable the human mind is of dreaming. And of making those dreams come true!

Now, some pictures of the beauties I found there:

Ajeet, The Invincible

 

The Canberra Jet

 

Advanced Light Helicopter, “Dhruv”

 

And now, I introduce you to the Sea King, people!

 

 

MIG- 21 M Fighter Aircraft

 

The Pushpak Aircraft

 

Planes with the corresponding engines on display

 

The Adour MK-811 (An axial flow turbo fan engine, fitted on the Jaguar Aircraft
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An Air traffic control Radar and Antenna Model
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And there was some beautiful landscaping too! (And a fish pond; not in the pictures)

That’s all for now. Do visit this place when you come to Bangalore. If you want some more information, you can find it in the links below:

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead! 🙂 ❤

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