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Malta Aviation Museum is an aircraft museum situated on the site of the former Royal Air Force airfield in the village of Ta'Qali, on the island of Malta. The museum, based in three hangars, covers the history of aviation on the island with exhibits, particularly from the Second World War and post-war periods. The museum is involved in the preservation and restoration of aircraft, some of which are in airworthy condition.[1]

Malta Aviation Museum
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Malta Aviation Museum entrance (2015)
Established1994
LocationTa'Qali, Malta
Coordinates35°53′37″N 14°24′58″E / 35.8935°N 14.4162°E / 35.8935; 14.4162Coordinates: 35°53′37″N 14°24′58″E / 35.8935°N 14.4162°E / 35.8935; 14.4162
DirectorRay Polidano
Websitehttp://www.maltaaviationmuseum.com

List of exhibitsEdit

Main Exhibition HangarEdit

Exhibits include

Air Battle of Malta Memorial HangarEdit

 
Restored Hawker Hurricane IIa in the Malta Aviation Museum

This hangar, purpose-built and opened in 2005, features airframes from the Second World War period, several examples restored from casualties of the Battle of Malta.

Romney Exhibition HangarEdit

The space, which includes the museum entrance and restoration workshop, has exhibits including:

See alsoEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Ogden, Bob. Aviation Museums and Collections of Mainland Europe. 2006. Air-Britain (Historians) Limited. Tonbridge, Kent. ISBN 0-85130-375-7.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ogden, 2006, p. 339