Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro

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Museu Aeroespacial is a national aviation museum located in the West Side of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the Administrative Region of Realengo. The place is known as "the Brazilian Aviation cradle".AddressAv. Marechal Fontenelle, 2000 - Campo dos Afonsos (Realengo), Rio de Janeiro/RJHistoryThe Museu Aeroespacial was inaugurated on 18 October 1976 at the installations of the old Escola de Aeronáutica, at Afonsos Air Force Base—the "Cradle of Military Aviation", in the City of Rio de Janeiro, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The idea of an "Aeronautical Museum" dates from 1943 when the Minister of Aeronautics, Dr. Salgado Filho, determined its organization, but the initial work and subsequent attempts were interrupted by lack of suitable space and installations.Given the explanatory memorandum from Lieutenant Brigadier Joelmir Campos do Araripe Macedo, Minister of Aeronautics, President Emilio Garrastazu Medici established the Nucleus of the Aerospace Museum on July 31, 1973, through Decree No. 72552. Building and hangar restoration started in January 1974, at the same time as the collection and restoration of aircraft, engines, weapons, documents, photographs, maps, paintings, memorabilia and other items of historical value.The Aerospace Museum is part of the University of the Air Force's campus, being administratively subordinate to the Historic-Cultural Institute of Aeronautics since 1986.ExhibitsThe following aircraft are on permanent display at the museum, some of them in flyable condition:
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  • Worth checking out the air show held annually in Aerospace Museums. Watch the show directly the Musal lane is very cool for kids. Just remember to bring a hat and use sunscreen because it will be exposed to the Sun during the whole event.
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  • Extremely organized, Museum with a rich collection. It's a shame they don't make a wide dissemination. One of the best museums I've ever been in Brazil.
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  • He is currently the only major aeronautical Museum of Brazil, without doubt one of the best in South America alongside the museums of Santiago de Chile, Quito and Buenos Aires. The collection includes civil and military aircraft, were replicas of Santos Dumont 14 BIS Canard and Santos Dumont Demoiselle 20, there is also a small model that dedicated to the fantastic FLYER the Wright brothers. One of the "original" aircraft, the MUSAL contemplates the visitors with the iconic PP-VJM first Electra II flying in the colours eternal pioneer VARIG and flying in Brazil, also see the PP-VAN CHUÍ, responsible for the first international flight of VARIG, in addition to two aircraft presidencies the Viscount VC90 and the 727-200 "Breguenhina". Interesting that the only national airline VARIG is represented, of course, the current, the American blue, the Chilean LATAM and the brazilian GOAL still did not build the legacy of VARIG, but feels lack of VASP, TRANSBRASIL and PANAIR DO BRASIL.
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