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HAL gives the country an aviation Heritage Centre

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Bangalore, 14 December, 2015. Another aviation first comes to Bangalore, India’s aviation hub. The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, a first of its kind facility, was inaugurated in the city by Union Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh.
The Minister simultaneously also digitally inaugurated HAL’s upgraded Heritage Centres and Aerospace Museums at Koraput (Odisha), Korwa (Uttar Pradesh) and Nasik (Maharashtra). It houses rare photos from the 1940s and aircraft models explaining the heritage of aerospace and aviation industry in India.
The minister lauded HAL’s efforts in preserving the heritage of the country’s aviation history for future generations. Initially established in 2001, this first of its kind aero-museum is spread over 10 acres and is situated on Old Airport Road. It houses rare photos from the 1940s and aircraft models explaining the heritage of aerospace and aviation industry in India. The facility has motion simulators that give visitors a chance to experience an aircraft’s flight. The museum was recently upgraded while the waterfalls, fish ponds and the cafeteria were renovated.
He also launched a web portal www.halmuseum.in. Tourist Hotspot Tourism Minister R V Deshpande, who was present, announced that the HAL Museum will be counted among Karnataka’s tourism spots and will be a tourist landmark in Bengaluru.
HAL chairman and managing director T Suvarna Raju said that more aircraft models will be added to the museum shortly.

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