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Airline museums....which airlines have them?

Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:53 am

DL-yes (been there)
AA -yes
WN -yes
UA?
AS?
HA?


I;m thinking about going to the DFW metroplex later this year, so I'll visit AA and WN ones. Now, are they as good as DL's? I know WN has some aircraft in theirs...does AA?

Also, for DL. how many planes or parts of planes are at their museum? I've lost count.

Did CO, US, NW PA, EA or TW have any?


What about non-US carriers?

BA?
LH?
AF?
JL?
etc...

Boeing?
Airbus?
MDD?
Other manufacturers?
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Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:04 pm

CX has a mini one at Cathay city
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:17 pm

SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) has one on the west side of the airport at OSL
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:19 pm

PIA (PK) has two and calls them Planetarium. One in Lahore and the other one in Karachi.
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:30 pm

Boeing has one in Everett if I remember correctly
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:37 pm

AA has the Flagship Knoxville, a fully restored DC-3 that you can tour the inside of. That’s the only full aircraft, but there’s also an F-100 cockpit and DC-10 engine and landing gear to check out. There are quite a few interactive exhibits, tons of airline history, and the theatre with a pretty cool look at the history of flight.

Http://www.crsmithmuseum.org
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:42 pm

QF has one a Longreach in central Queensland and then H.A.R.S has a QF 744 (VH-OJA) and a Constellation down in Wollongong south of Sydney. The Longreach museum has a 747-200 and a 707 as well some more heritage aircraft from the early days, well worth a visit and something I'm keen to do one day
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:45 pm

BA have a heritage centre not far from LHR, contains models, timetables and uniforms etc. Not actual aircraft. I do believe the public can access it but it must be arranged.

They did have quite a few BA aircraft in storage at Cosford for years but these got broken up.
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:46 pm

TAM had a great museum called Asas de um Sonho (Wings of a Dream) at São Carlos, SP, Brazil. Maybe one of the biggest in the world mainteined by an airline. With the fusion with LAN, the museum was closed.

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Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:49 pm

727LOVER wrote:
Airbus?


More of a heavily Airbus-sponsored museum than an in-house museum, but this fits the bill:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_ ... tanie.html

There's also:

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractio ... gland.html

I've still not been to either one...
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:55 pm

JAL has at HND.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz5CnHdPRN0
ANA also has small museum at HND, but not open for public.
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:36 pm

While not officially an AS museum, the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum has an old AS 732 Combi and a good deal of AS items and memorabilia.
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:01 pm

The daddy of them all is the SAA museum at Rand

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Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:50 pm

in KC ,home of the restored TWA Connie. closed for remodeling

https://www.airlinehistory.org/
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:02 pm

ANA and JAL as part of their hangar visit at HND
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:08 pm

Don't forget the Museu do Ar in Sintra, Portugal, which is just outside of Lisboa. This extensive museum is the result of a three-way partnership between the airport operator Ana-Aeroportos, the Portuguese Air Force and TAP, its collection covers the spectrum of aviation history in Portugal. Of interest is a beautifully restored TAP DC-3/C-53 (registered CS-TDE) open for display as well as a display room dedicated to TAP artifacts. TAP filmed its retro safety video here. See

https://airwaysmag.com/special-flights/ ... et-flight/
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:19 pm

WestendRaider wrote:
PIA (PK) has two and calls them Planetarium. One in Lahore and the other one in Karachi.


Technically not a museum, but there is also a PIA 747 that has been converted into a restaurant in Karachi. Definitely worth a visit.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/ASF+S ... 7e8132bf7f
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:26 pm

The Alaska Aviation Museum http://www.alaskaairmuseum.org/ is NOT a company museum, but it does have memorabilia from pretty much all of the AS predecessors (Including Alaska Star Airlines which gives AS its 2 letter designation) as well as Wien Air Alaska.

There is an AS 737-200 combi, but that's in many ways the least interesting part of the collection. They have the remains of a Sikorsky S-43 Baby Clipper which had been trimmed of its wings and turned into a boat. A well preserved Stinson Reliant V-77 which is about as deeply rooted in Alaskan aviation as it gets, both a Grumman Goose and a Widgeon, and more for the major collection, and a hanger full of smaller artifacts.

It's a neat place.
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:38 pm

727LOVER wrote:
DL-yes (been there)
AA -yes
WN -yes
UA?
AS?
HA?


Technically, Frontiers of Flight museum at DAL is not run by WN but by a private group with support through grants by public and private sources. WN is definitely a major sponsor, however (an entire gallery is dedicated to their history) and, given the fact that there is a 737-300 sticking out of the building, it's easy to make the association.
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:54 pm

While it wasn't official from NW it was recognized by them. The NWA History Centre. Located not far from MSP:

http://www.nwahistory.org/
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:57 pm

The Aviodrome in Lelystad is not really a KLM museum, but it is a museum about the history of (mainly) Dutch aviation and of course KLM plays a large role in that. I guess that over half of all aircraft in the Aviodrome are KLM aircraft. This museum is also home to the only still airworthy DC-2 in the world.

https://www.aviodrome.nl/
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:01 pm

United used to have a mini museum in their old HQ building. After 9/11, and as a result of Chapter 11 trimmings, they were practically forced to cut it. However, all of the artifacts and memorabilia still exist. The United Airlines Historical Foundation keeps them in their archives located in the Denver training center. The number of artifacts they have is simply astonishing. Unfortunately, it is not open to the public, as it's practically a huge storage room. I've heard that the foundation would like to open a museum eventually. But since they are a non-profit that is not part of UAL, all of their funds have to come from private members. I recommend joining, it's only $10. My dream would be to see a dedicated UAL museum someday. I heard from someone a while ago, that if they ever get a museum, the Smithsonian institution would likely donate several of their United display aircraft to the museum, such as the United Boeing 247. I recall them saying something about the Clay Lacy UAL DC-3, but maybe I'm just imagining things, now.
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:02 pm

danair380 wrote:
QF has one a Longreach in central Queensland and then H.A.R.S has a QF 744 (VH-OJA) and a Constellation down in Wollongong south of Sydney. The Longreach museum has a 747-200 and a 707 as well some more heritage aircraft from the early days, well worth a visit and something I'm keen to do one day


Does QF still have that Heritage Collection in the second floor of the rotunda in T3 in SYD?

Yes - a quick Google search shows that it is still in operation: https://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/ ... /global/en - worth seeing if you have time to kill in Sydney. It is free.
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:07 pm

I thought a L1011 was also being restored at MKC?
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:08 pm

RJNUT wrote:
in KC ,home of the restored TWA Connie. closed for remodeling

https://www.airlinehistory.org/


Also at KC downtown, across the airport from the National Airline History Museum, there is the TWA Museum where they have the reverse color TWA MD-80 and a restored Lockheed Jerstar. Also an indoor portion with lots of memorabilia (mostly TWA but other airlines as well). An airline buff can easily kill a day at MKC between the museums, both pretty much dedicated to TWA.

As an aside, the former TWA headquarters is located at 18th and Baltimore in downtown KC. While the building is now a marketing firm headquarters, there is still a TWA rocket on the roof and the building still boasts red and white paneling, the colors of its former inhabitant.
 
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Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:27 pm

727LOVER wrote:
DL-yes (been there)
AA -yes
WN -yes
UA?
AS?
HA?


I;m thinking about going to the DFW metroplex later this year, so I'll visit AA and WN ones. Now, are they as good as DL's? I know WN has some aircraft in theirs...does AA?

Also, for DL. how many planes or parts of planes are at their museum? I've lost count.

Did CO, US, NW PA, EA or TW have any?


What about non-US carriers?

BA?
LH?
AF?
JL?
etc...

Boeing?
Airbus?
MDD?
Other manufacturers?


I've been to the AA C.R. Smith museum near DFW Airport, but I haven't been to Delta's. The AA museum is pretty nice (but no jets on display - they have a cockpit section of their F-100 and their DC7B, as well a DC3 that is open to the public. I think it's worth an hour or two if you're in the area. I am not sure about Southwest - the Frontiers of Flight Museum has a Southwest 737 on display, but it also has a bunch of other stuff (including some old Braniff displays).
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:37 pm

txjim wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
DL-yes (been there)
AA -yes
WN -yes
UA?
AS?
HA?


Technically, Frontiers of Flight museum at DAL is not run by WN but by a private group with support through grants by public and private sources. WN is definitely a major sponsor, however (an entire gallery is dedicated to their history) and, given the fact that there is a 737-300 sticking out of the building, it's easy to make the association.


Also half of the upper level of the museum is dedicated to Braniff. But I also can see how one can easily mistake it for an WN museum.
 
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:45 pm

Cathay Pacific has a few artifacts in Cathay city, as well as Hong Kong Museum of Science
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Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:48 pm

I think Air France still has the Musée Air France at Les Invalides in the heart of Paris. No aircraft, of course, but lots of memorabilia.
 
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Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:00 pm

While not necessarily an airline museum per se, the visitor park at MUC is quite LH-centric, with a DC-3, Ju-52 and a Super Constellation in LH / LX colors.

https://www.munich-airport.com/visitors-park-262040

It is also well worth a visit IMHO. Only one train stop from the terminal, and there is also access to the observation hill - which is quite awesome - from there.
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Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:31 pm

So UA has no museum???
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Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:36 pm

There is a Northwest Airlines "History Center" in Minneapolis.

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