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Aviation Museum, Istanbul

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New Naval Air Station Entrance:

All visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway.

The National Naval Aviation Museum features nearly 300,000 square feet of displays and is one of the world’s largest aviation museums. Located aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station, the facility boasts more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation and is Florida’s most-visited museum. Among the countless reasons to visit, explore the new Hangar Bay One expansion, ride the thrilling MaxFlight flight simulators with 360 degree motion technology,see a variety of special exhibits as well as the drama and power of amazing Giant Screen films. The Cubi Bar Café offers a unique dining experience, and the Flight Deck Store is the perfect place to find a memento of the spirit of Naval aviation. Museum admission is free. The National Naval Aviation Museum is open daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit NavalAviationMuseum.org.
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  • If you do not have a job too much to do around here, and if you are interested in the subject, you should definitely visit
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  • Even if you don't quite understand the Cubs for adults having fun. Sitting atop a Jet photo taken when they're happy. Not to mention only State-run continues as the need to keep its high
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  • I think it's very beautiful and pleasant in a Museum in keeping old aircraft, a lot of things about aviation, a museum to go available
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  • An old museum and one of its kind in Istanbul if not in all of Turkey. Sadly very little has been done since my last visit ten years ago. Most of the exhibits are in despair. They're very poorly maintained and literally rotting and disintegrating in place. Some information sheets have misleading information, stating place of manufacture and company origin without distinguishing. (ie they list a Soviet Ukrainian engine as Polish because it was coming from a factory in Poland which may lead people to believe the company is a Polish company. Several items suffer similarly confusing data sheets) There are more clothes and plastic static models than original aviation related items on display. Most of the plastic models are broken and need repair. There are signs of unsuccessful and obviously unprofessional attempts of repair on some of them, adding to the misery. All indoor exhibits, including the static models are very dusty. Can't help but notice the occational "remove before flight" flags they attached to unrelated places on aircraft displayed indoors. This lead me to believe that what's on display here is not aviation but more an image of it. I give a second star for the enthusiasm though. I hope things will improve in the next ten years.
  • Very nice museum with good planes choice.
  • Amazing, must see
  • It was good but when we go there was a problem of lights( i think) so I didn't see anything.
  • A must visit place if you are into aviation

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