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Entrance of the Museum
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Entrance of the Museum

The aviodrome is a large aviation museum in The Netherlands located on Lelystad Airport since 2003. The National Gallery in London, a famous museum. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Replica of the old Schiphol terminal building
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Replica of the old Schiphol terminal building

In 1955 it was decided by several organisations such as the airline KLM and aircraft manufacturer Fokker to put together a foundation called "Stichting voor het Nationaal Luchtvaartmuseum" with as goal to create a national aviation museum. KLM (in full: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before its (agreed) take-over by Air France, KLM was the national airline of the Netherlands. ... Fokker 100 of British Midland Airways For the physicist and musician, see Adriaan Fokker. ...


The first aviation museum in the Netherlands opened its doors in 1960 on Schiphol airport and was called the Aeroplanorama and had only seven aircraft on display. It closed in 1967 and a new museum called the Aviodome was opened in 1971 on Schiphol. The main building was a large aluminium dome, the largest in the world at the time, which housed most of the aircraft on display. 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Schiphol Airport Schiphol (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ... Airbus A380 An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... This article is about the building structural element. ...


The location started to become too small for the growing collection and in 2003 the museum was moved to a new location on Lelystad Airport. The building at Schiphol was demolished and the name was changed to Aviodrome. On the current location, it has three buildings: the main building where most of the aircraft on display are located and where there's a restaurant and a cinema, a replica of the old Schiphol terminal building from 1928 and a hangar for aircraft storage with limited access for visitors. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Collection

Note that not all aircraft listed are currently on display or even present at the museum. The museum also frequently houses or is visited by aircraft that aren't owned by the museum.

The Catalina at the museum
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The Catalina at the museum
The Lockheed Constellation at the museum
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The Lockheed Constellation at the museum

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Noteworthy projects

Jumbo's touchdown

The Louis Blériot being lifted from a barge
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The Louis Blériot being lifted from a barge

In 2004 the last of KLM's classic Boeing 747-200's named Louis Blériot was sold to the Aviodrome for the symbolic amount of 1 euro. Though the aircraft could still fly, Lelystad Airport was too small to handle such a large aircraft so the aircraft was partially disassembled and moved over water on a barge. After the journey over water that attracted a lot of attention the aircraft was lifted from the barge at Harderwijk and the last bit of the trip took place over land. At its final location the aircraft was re-assembled and opened to the public. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code EUR User(s) European Union; Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, Montenegro, Mayotte, Kosovo, and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Inflation rate 1. ... Harderwijk is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. ...


Connie's comeback

Perhaps one of the most spectacular pieces in the collection of the Aviodrome is the Lockheed L-749 Constellation, often just called Connie. After several years of restoration work it was flown over to the Netherlands in 2002 from the United States where it had been in storage. More work, including a new paintjob, was done to the aircraft in the Netherlands but sadly the aircraft suffered from engine problems in 2004 and hasn't flown since. Two replacement engines coming from the Korean Air museum will be fitted however. It is hoped that the aircraft will be airworthy again some time 2006. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Korean Air (KSE: 003490) is the largest airline based in Korea. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


De Uiver

DC-2 - De Uiver
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DC-2 - De Uiver

De Uiver was the name of a Douglas DC-2 that placed second in the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race, only being beaten by a purpose built de Havilland DH.88 racer Grosvenor House. The real Uiver, which is an old Dutch word for Stork, no longer exists. The Aviodrome owns the last still airworthy DC-2 in the world. This DC-2 is a former US Navy aircraft painted in the Uiver's original KLM colors. Sadly, due to an unexpected gear collapse the aircraft suffered some minor damage and is currently awaiting repair. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2242x1127, 317 KB) This picture may have usage restrictions - Source: Own picture File links The following pages link to this file: Douglas DC-2 Aviodrome ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2242x1127, 317 KB) This picture may have usage restrictions - Source: Own picture File links The following pages link to this file: Douglas DC-2 Aviodrome ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The MacRobertson Trophy Air Race took place October, 1934 as part of the celebrations of the centenary of the Australian state of Victoria (Australia). ... The de Havilland DH.88 Comet was an aircraft designed for one very specific purpose - to win the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race for Britain. ... Genera See text. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ...


Fokker Friendship

The Fokker F-27 Friendship was Fokker's best selling aircraft model of all time. Production of this first post-war Fokker started in 1955 and many of them are still in service today. The Aviodrome purchased the oldest still flying series produced F-27 from its Australian owner in 2004 and painted it in the colors of the no longer existing Nederlandse Luchtvaart Maatschappij (NLM). Exactly fifty years after the first flight of the first F-27 on 24 November 1955 this aircraft made a memorial flight as a tribute to fifty years Fokker Friendship. 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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