Royal Saudi Air Force Museum

The Royal Saudi Air Force Museum or Saqr Al-Jazira is located on the East Ring Road of Riyadh between exits 10 and 11. A Lockheed L-1011 Tristar formerly operated by Saudia serves as a gate guard visible from the ring road.

Royal Saudi Air Force Museum
RSAF Museum Lockheed L-1011 Tristar.jpg
Saudia Lockheed L-1011 Tristar gate guard
Established24 January 1999
LocationRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates24°45′14″N 46°44′21″E / 24.7538°N 46.7392°E / 24.7538; 46.7392Coordinates: 24°45′14″N 46°44′21″E / 24.7538°N 46.7392°E / 24.7538; 46.7392
TypeAviation museum

OverviewEdit

The museum presents the history of the Royal Saudi Air Force from its establishment in the 1920s to the present day.

The museum comprises an outdoor static park and a large and modern indoor museum.

Static parkEdit

Aircraft on display include:

Display hallsEdit

The display halls contain exhibits on the history of the RSAF, aircraft engines and weaponry, uniforms, insignia and decorations and a special display on Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Saudi in space, who served as a payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Discovery during mission STS-51-G.

Aircraft on display include:

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