Finnish Airforce Museum

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Finnish Airforce Museum
Suomen Ilmavoimamuseo
Valmet Vihuri.JPG
A Valmet Vihuri II on display
Finnish Airforce Museum is located in Finland
Finnish Airforce Museum
Location within Finland
Established1 June 1979
LocationTikkakoski, Jyväskylä, Finland
Coordinates62°23′14″N 025°40′55″E / 62.38722°N 25.68194°E / 62.38722; 25.68194Coordinates: 62°23′14″N 025°40′55″E / 62.38722°N 25.68194°E / 62.38722; 25.68194
TypeAviation museum
Visitors25,000
DirectorKai Mecklin
OwnerFoundation of Aviation Museum of Central Finland
Websitewww.airforcemuseum.fi

The Finnish Airforce Museum (Finnish: Suomen Ilmavoimamuseo), formerly the Aviation Museum of Central Finland (Finnish: Keski-Suomen ilmailumuseo), is an aviation museum located near Jyväskylä Airport in Tikkakoski, Jyväskylä, Finland. The museum exhibits the aviation history of Finland, from the early 1900s until today. The museum is owned by the Foundation of Aviation Museum of Central Finland (Finnish: Keski-Suomen Ilmailumuseosäätiö).

The exhibition consists of aircraft, engines and aircrew equipment which has been used by the Finnish Air Force. The equipment of the Air Force Signals Museum has its own section. A large collection of scale models gives a wider perspective to the whole field of aviation.

The museum has around 25,000 visitors.

Aircraft[edit]

The following aircraft are a selection of the collection. More aircraft are being stored elsewhere, waiting for restoration.

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Sources[edit]

  • Heinonen, Timo; Kakko, Tapio (1989). Keski-Suomen ilmailumuseo, Tikkakoski (in Finnish). Tikkakoski: Keski-Suomen ilmailumuseo. ISBN 952-90-0925-9.

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