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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  • Easily accessible location with very good indication signaling. Off-street parking, not charged. Open House open to the public without charge-weakness. Should charge to give more structure to supporters and guards. Sin does not have a souvenir shop. Excellent structure and holdings. Suggestion to create a register of visitors. Riches of our history. Congratulations to Aeronaltica. I highly recommend!!!!!
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  • Is extraordinarily well maintained and filled with aircraft made history in Brazil and abroad. All those in love with Aeronautics and space have to visit the Museum. Simply unmissable.
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  • Fantastic location where we can travel through the history of aviation in Brazil. The collection is very large and well maintained. I highlight the Mirage in which flew Ayrton Senna.
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