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.
Right inside the entrance to the museum is a good example of the Wright Flyer.
A good condition example of this French aircraft.
Fokker DR-1 Triplane
A very nice triplane is hanging from the ceiling.
Supermarine Spitfire Mark 9
A nice diorama of a Spitfire in Dutch colors. Also, 2 cutaways of a Merlin and a Griffon
V-1 Buzz Bomb
And, of course, a pretty good V-1 Buzz Bomb hanging from the ceiling.
On top of the office ceiling, there nestles a DC-3.
Fokker F-VII Transport
Interesting early single engine transport. (Correction of name by Henk Hirs)
Fokker 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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