Every kids’s dream is to fly. India’s only Naval Aviation museum offers an up- close real-lifesize look at some of the India’s best fighter jets. Along the route to the port city of Vasco-da-Gama, on the Bogmalo stretch, the museum was set up in October 1998.
Situated atop a plateau with expansive views of the Arabian sea, the museum tour takes you through indoor and outdoor sections.
You’re welcomed by the Super Constellation aircraft at the entrance. This was first used by Indian Airlines to transport passengers. The airforce later used it as a transport craft. The Navy borrowed the craft which now stands tall in the museum.
Kids will enjoy a look at the big engines used in the Sea Hawk helicopter, in the Sealand aircraft and an old fire engine used in the early 60s.
The star attractions are the seven aircrafts on display. These are: the Sea Harrier, a single-seater jet fighter, the Dove, a twin engine aircraft, the Seahawk, a single-seater single engine jet fighter, the Vampire, a small bodied, side-by-side two-seater fighter trainer, the Hughes, a two-seater helicopter and the Alize, a three-seater carrier borne anti-submarine aircraft.
There’s plenty to explore and feast your eyes on at the naval museum. Don’t miss it.