Riga Aviation Museum, Riga

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  • This museum is more of a boneyard than a formal museum. That said it is superb with some great Cold War wrecks and relics on display that one will never see outside of the East. I loved my time wander...  more »
  • This museum has potential and interesting material, but what we see is a pile of junk. The material does not have any maintenance, the space is not organized and not easy access to the Museum. Right on schedule, the door is not open and no one answered the Bell. Use the phone. Mind who goes from taxify! The taxify for "Aviation Museum" is completely wrong. Should put the airport and then only have to walk 100 m.
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  • As a person who has the first entry in the work book "air mechanic, it is difficult for me to pass the aviation museums. The Museum notice immediately at the entrance to the airport. Go inside or to limit external inspection-debatable. Price seems to be 7 euros. State of the art, not brilliant. It's hard to put blame management, because it is the same person-permanent leader for decades, V.k. Talpy, a former SOVIET AIR FORCE flight engineer, and then to the CIVIL AIR FLEET. It was he who created the Museum on the basis of the Club of young pilots them. Zander, which the Ministry of Defense of the USSR passed free decommissioned aircraft. Club conducted his story up to the year 1965, the Museum from 1997. Initially, while elsewhere, the Museum was the 1999 year relocated to the territory of the Riga airport. Something that reminded me of "Tesla" airport in Belgrade, but there's still a public museum. And here everything or almost everything is based on the enthusiasm of one person. Of course, if there is time and money, it is better to go. Externally accessible for inspection only 4-5 helicopters, MiG-21, MIG-23, MiG-25, Tu-22, Tu-134. However, only from the rear hemisphere. In depth, beyond the Visual availability with outer perimeter are the MiG-15, all legkomotornye, workhorse of the small aircraft Antonov an-2. Within the framework of the visit you can climb into the cockpit of a Su-24 bomber, the first passenger jet aircraft SOVIET UNION Tu-104 and Tupolev Tu-134. As I repeatedly climbed cockpit military predecessor 104 5th bomber Tu-16, me personally, this is not smotivirovalo. But all have a different background. Museum Director drove to the Museum visitors, wait a long time I could not afford so confined itself to outside inspection.
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  • Interesting Museum for aviation enthusiasts, located next to the airport terminal and thus easily accessible from the centre of Riga via bus or fixed price taxi. The exhibits are 90% military and all are sadky roped off, so you can't get up close to take a good look, which is a shame. You have to ring the bell to gain access as mentioned in other reviews. Worth a visit.
  • All those Rusky jets! Wish I could have got closer to the Tu22 Backfire. Liked the way we had to ring a buzzer on the gate to be let in. All very Cold War.
  • Great place to explore. Open air museum with USSR era jets, helicopters and airport trucks. Non-profit run by aviation enthusiasts. 5 minutes walk from RIX airport, very convenient to pop-in before a flight.
  • An amazing aircraft graveyard, especially at dawn (you might have to look through the fence from the outside because it might be closed then). I am relatively certain that they are all Transformers.
  • A very interesting aviation exhibit. This isn't like a typical museum. It is a fenced field full of mostly Soviet aircraft and helicopters. The price to get in is 7 euros, and then you are free to roam around the displayed aircraft. There are aircraft names and specifications displayed next to the exhibits, but if more information is desired, the museum website has great information on the displayed pieces. I found it well worth the visit.
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