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Luchtvaartmuseum Aviadome - Schipol, Netherlands - October 2000

On my last trip around the world, I had a few hours of extra time in Amsterdam. I found that there is a small museum right on the airport. It is about a 1 km walk from the main terminal. Some of the trip is outside (about 2 blocks), so be prepared. However, the walk is worth it. There are some decent aircraft on display in the museum. All of the writing is unfortunately in Dutch, but, that is not a big problem. I think the walk was well worthwhile. The name Aviadome is appropriate; the museum is housed in a geodesic dome.

us50.gifWright Flyer

Right inside the entrance to the museum is a good example of the Wright Flyer.

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fr.gifBleriot XI

A good condition example of this French aircraft.

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german_cross.gifFokker DR-1 Triplane

A very nice triplane is hanging from the ceiling.

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gb.gifSupermarine Spitfire Mark 9

A nice diorama of a Spitfire in Dutch colors. Also, 2 cutaways of a Merlin and a Griffon engines.

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german_cross.gifV-1 Buzz Bomb

And, of course, a pretty good V-1 Buzz Bomb hanging from the ceiling.

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us50.gifDouglas DC-3

On top of the office ceiling, there nestles a DC-3.

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nl.gifFokker F-VII Transport

Interesting early single engine transport. (Correction of name by Henk Hirs)

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nl.gifFokker D-VIII Model

I thought it was interesting that there was a model of a D-VIII in early Dutch Army Air Corps colors (Orange circle NOT Red). (Correct ID supplied by Jim Pecht).
(Correction of markings by Henk Hirs).

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