Now everyone can fly an airplane or helicopter!

Well..almost! Located at RMAF base along Jalan Lapangan Terbang Lama in Kuala Lumpur, an avation museum aspires to be a resource center for aviation history.

The museum was formally opened by the Chief of Armed Forces Staff – Gen Ghazali bin Mohd Seth, in 1985, in conjunction with the 27th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

Established with an intention of storing and displaying various items and records regarding the Air Force of Malaysia.

A modest beginning of the museum at Sungai Besi Air Force Base was never expected to reach such heights. It intended to acquire the Air Force air crafts that were timed out since the early 1960s. Started with just five air-crafts as exhibits, it now has no less than 18 phased-out aircrafts on display.

Some of the air-crafts presently in the collection include Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer, Scottish Aviation Single Pioneer, Hunting Piston Provost, DeHavilland Dove, CAC Avon Sabre jet, etc. The Museum has begun running out of space due to innumerable exhibits.

Seeing the situation, the larger air-crafts are parked outside though the smaller ones are parked in the hangar. The museum is further planning to reinstate an old Bulldog aircraft, dating back to 1950s.

Visitors are allowed to board some of the planes and helicopters and this is where the excitement begins. This is when one can come as close as possible to actually sitting on the pilot’s seat and playing with the control panel.

There are two single storey blocks housing displays of old photographs, model aircraft, uniforms, weapons, dioramas and other air force paraphernalia.

Brings the kids along this coming school holidays and admission is free.

Visiting Hours: Monday – Thursday : 9.00am to 5.00pm

Friday : Closed

Saturday – Sunday : 9.00am to 5.00pm

GPS: N03.11785 E101.70296

Entrance to the TUDM museum.
Planes displayed inside the hanger.
Open air display.
Westland Wasp MK 1.
47G-2 flight controls and instruments.
Cut away of a jet with hanger in background.
Aermacchi MB-339A.
Aermacchi MB-339A flight instruments.
Caribou DHC-4.
Caribou DHC-4 interior.
HU-16B Albatross M35-01.
Indoor display of old photos and other air force paraphernalia.
Now everyone can fly!

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