Taiwan’s Aviation Museum

Taiwan Aviation Museum

Taiwan’s Aviation Museum [航空科學館] is located at Taoyuan International Airport between the main freeway entrance and the airport terminals. It is a worthwhile visit because it’s a lot more interesting than trying to kill time in the airport. The museum is divided into five areas: Civil Aviation, Flying Technology, the ROC Air-Force, Aviation History, and the Space Tunnel Zone. Since it isn’t a large museum, exploring its educational exhibitions won’t require more than two hours. I spent a little more than an hour there while waiting to pick up my family from the airport.

Here’s a collection of photographs from my visit:

Taiwan Aviation Museum

Douglas DC-3

Taiwan Aviation Museum

Aviation Pioneers – Wilbur and Orville Wright

Taiwan Aviation Museum

Model Planes

Taiwan Aviation Museum

More Model Planes

Taiwan Aviation Museum

The Four Forces of Flight – Lift, Thrust, Gravity and Drag

Taiwan Aviation Museum

John Travolta talks about his favorite hobby

Taiwan Aviation Museum

Man in Uniform

Taiwan Aviation Museum

The General Electric J79-11A

Taiwan Aviation Museum

An OH-13 Helicopter in the Foreground

The three pictures below were taken at the museum’s ROC Air Force Zone:

Taiwan Aviation Museum

Men in Uniform

Taiwan Aviation Museum

Formations

Taiwan Aviation Museum

Emblems

Taiwan Aviation Museum

Even More Model Planes

Taiwan Aviation Museum

France, 1917 – two American JN-4s come to the aid of a British S.E. 5a being pursed by German tri-wing Fokkers

Taiwan Aviation Museum

China, 1943 – a P-51 Mustang scrambles to intercept an incoming aircraft

The remaining photographs are from the Space Tunnel Zone:

Taiwan Aviation Museum

Sputnik I – Let the Space Race Begin!

Taiwan Aviation Museum

FORMOSAT I – Taiwan’s first satellite

Taiwan Aviation Museum

Cosmonauts

Taiwan Aviation Museum

Welcome to the Moon

Taiwan Aviation Museum

In search of Mooninites

The museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday and admission is $30NT for adults and $20NT for children. There’s a free shuttle bus that runs from the airport terminals to the Novotel Hotel. The museum is a stone’s throw from the hotel.

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