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The Air Museum (Portuguese: Museu do Ar) is an aviation museum of the Portuguese Air Force located at Sintra Air Base and with spaces at Ovar and Alverca.

Air Museum
Museu do Ar
Air Museum outdoor static park in Sintra
Outdoor static park in Sintra
Established1968
LocationSintra, Portugal
TypeAviation museum
DirectorCol. Rui Alberto Gomes Bento Roque
OwnerPortuguese Air Force
Websitewww.emfa.pt/www/po/musar/

HistoryEdit

The museum dates back to the Aero Clube de Portugal in 1909 and was created in 1968 in a former Military Aviation hangar at Alverca. Opening for the first time to the public on July 1, 1971.[1]

In 2009, due to the growth of the collection, a new site at the Sintra Air Base complex was created for the museum and part of the collection was transferred there.[1][2][3]

Aircraft on displayEdit

Sintra[4][5]Edit

Alverca[6][7]Edit

Ovar[8]Edit

 
Aircraft at the Sintra museum facilities

Stored aircraftEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Museu do Ar" (in Portuguese). Portuguese Air Force. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "Air Museum". Retrieved March 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Novo Museu do Ar em Sintra" (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Força Aérea Portuguesa – Museu do Ar – Sintra" (in Portuguese). Museu do Ar. Retrieved March 14, 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Museu do Ar – Sintra – Portugal". October 10, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
  6. ^ "Força Aérea Portuguesa – Museu do Ar – Alverca" (in Portuguese). Museu do Ar. Retrieved March 14, 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Museu do Ar – Alverca – Portugal". October 10, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
  8. ^ "Força Aérea Portuguesa – Museu do Ar – Ota". Museu do Ar. Retrieved March 14, 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

BibliographyEdit

  • Correia, Mário Mota; Araújo, Alf Yann (January–February 2010). "Museu do Ar" [Air Museum] (PDF). Mais Alto (in Portuguese). Amadora: Portuguese Air Force (383): 4–8. Retrieved March 14, 2013.

External linksEdit