Air Force Museum or Aviation Museum at Delhi
Air Force Museum is the museum of the Indian Air Force, situated at Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi. Its one among the two Military Aviation Museums in India.
There is an indoor public gallery inside the aviation museum which houses a rich collection memorabilia, historic photographs, uniforms, weapons, ceremonial swords, etc, from Indian Air Force’s inception days in 1932. There is also an outdoor gallery which has war trophies, captured enemy vehicles, radar, etc. There is a souvenir corner.
This air and space museum has got a hangar with small aircraft, vehicles, ordnance, anti-aircraft guns, etc. Larger air crafts are also there; displayed outside the hanger.
Annex section of the Military Aviation Museum contains portraits of Indian air force heroes. There is a statue of Flying officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon, the only one to have been awarded the ‘Param Vir Chakra‘ (India’s highest military decoration), for his exemplary courage shown during the Indo Pak War 1971. He shoot down two US built Pakistani Air Force Sabre aircraft fighter planes. There is the photograph of Wing Commander K.K. Majumdar, the only one who was awarded ‘Flying Cross‘ twice.
There is another section in this air and space museum for Second World War heroes of Indian Air force. Marut (HF-24), made by HAL Bangalore, the First Indian made fighter plane, is another attraction of the museum.
There is a separate section inside the Air Force Museum which is not open to public generally. Its open only on Air Force Day; i.e. 8th October. This section contains Vintage Aircraft section with some of the rare air force airplanes in airworthy condition.
How Do I Go To the Air Force Museum?
Indian Air Force museum is situated at Palam, New Delhi. Palam is well connected to all parts of New Delhi and the rest of the country / world.
What are the Timings of Air Force Museum at Delhi?
Air Force Museum or aviation museum at Delhi is open Wednesdays to Sundays, from 10 am to 5 pm. This Air Force Museum of aviation is closed on Government holidays.
There are no charges for entering the Air Force Aerospace Museum at New Delhi.