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From Flight Simulators To Aerospace History: HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum Is Worth A Visit

Tanmay posted on 05 February

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India’s first aerospace museum, the HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, is now 16 years old and is still a fascinating place to go to, to see how flying and aviation was then and now. It’s even got some simulators that you can try your hand at, for a momentary feeling of being mile high! Plus, this is a field trip combined with fun for kids too!

Aviation Art And History

While Hall one, of the two halls in the museum, is filled with art and depictions of aerospace history and the evolution of aerospace, from the 1940’s to date, Hall two houses a load of models and displays of engines, aircraft and helicopters used by the air force over the years. There’s also a place where you can see the functions of the engines and more. Be sure to take a close look at all of these, some of them are pretty cool. Look out for the PSLV {Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle} heat shield, which is the protective covering housing a satellite when launched into space {sounds like something Tony Stark would say} and the new LCA Tejas, India’s very own light combat aircraft {yes all of this coolness has been created right here in the city}. The museum offers a basic simulator and a true motion simulator which gives users the true feel of flying a fighter jet or commercial aircraft, that is located here too. It also has a mock air traffic control tower. Sit down in the simulator, keep the Top Gun soundtrack in your head and fly away!

For The Busy Bees

Outside, there’s an orchidarium, herbal garden, children’s play area, a souvenir shop and a sustainability development park too. In this park, you can see and learn through working models of solar systems, bio gas plants and hybrid wind mills too. So it’s not only about the aviation here, there’s much more you can do apart from that as well.

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HAL Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum

Location Details
locationMarathahalli

Near HAL Police Station, HAL Old Airport Road, Marathahalli, Bengaluru

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