Sunday, November 2, 2014

Kids Attractions: 2. HAL Museum

Date: 2nd Nov 2014

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi, Harsh and Radhe Shyam

Timings: All days including public holidays. 9 AM to 5 PM.

Duration: 2 Hrs
Charges: 30 Rs per Adult.
50 Rs for Still Camera.
75 Rs for video Camera.
Ticket needed for kids above 3 but the staff said no need to take ticket for Harsh (4 Yrs).
10 Rs for flight simulator computer video game.

A must visit place for kids.

Had read in some websites its closed on Mondays and public holidays.

The board clearly says open all days. Still went and asked the security is it open even on independence day? and he said they get more visitors during public holidays only.

 GSLV scaled down model.
 PSLV heat shield. Full size.
Inside the heat shield. Satellite housed inside this.
 Meteorological Radar.
 Harsh infront of Advance Light Helicopter.
Canberra. Designed by English Electric company. Used as Bomber by IAF.
 Harsh spinning the wheel of Canberra.
Sea King MK 42. Manufactured by GKN westland Helicopters, UK. Used by Indian Navy for search and transport.
 Shilpi, Harsh and Radhe shyam posing near Sea king.
 Neatly maintained lawn and fountain.
 Ajeet. Developed by British Folland Gnat.Used by IAF for ground attack and as interceptor.
 Lakshya. Pilotless target aircraft. Developed by Aeronautical development establishment of DRDO.
Light Combat aircraft. Designed and developed by Aeronautical development agency. Single seat and single engine, thus light combat aircraft.
 Hindustan Jet Trainer 36. Developed by HAL. Used as Trainer by IAF.
Famous MIG-21. Trainer. Bison version.
IAF's first supersonic fighter Jet.
Marut HF-24 Trainer. Designed and developed by HAL.
 Air traffic control radar and Antenna.
Dove. Designed and Developed by DE Haviland UK. Used as passenger aircraft, pest control and ambulance.
Hansa. Designed and developed by National aerospace laboratories. Used for training, sports and hobby flying. Day night capability with lightning protection.
 Hindustan Trainer HT-2. Designed and Developed by HAL. Used for Training.
Kiran. Designed and developed by HAL. Trainer aircraft.

Few engines.
Adour MK 811. Designed and developed by Rolls Royce and Turbomeca. Fitted on Jaguar aircraft.
Orpheus 70105. Designed and developed by Rolls Royce and HAL based on Bristol siddeley Orpheus 701. Fitted on Kiran MK-II.
Dart Mark 533-2. Designed and developed by Rolls Royce. Fitted on AVRO HS - 748 series 2 Transport.
 Light observation helicopter. Model.
Basant. Designed and Developed by HAL. Single seat  aircraft put for agricultural use for aerial application of pesticides and fertilizers.
 Ejection seat model.
Ejection seat safely landing with help of  parachute.
 Civil Aviation - Airline tail.
World air force insignia. 
Top view of Basant.
Top floor has the flight simulator computer game. Locked.

Control tower from where you can see the HAL runway was closed again. The attendant said  he doesn't have the key.

It would have been nice to see the runway.
 Scaled down model of PSLV.
ASLV. Honestly, hearing for first time. Googled and found its Augmented satellite launch vehicle.Five stage solid propellant rocket developed by ISRO.
Its discontinued currently. Has one successful launch after 3 failures.
Harsh infront of GSLV model.
Few posters.

There are various rooms with pictures showing history of HAL.

I feel this doesn't get as crowded as other attractions in Bangalore.

There were some 5 cars parked when we went at 10:30 AM. When we came back at 12:30 there were some 20 cars parked on the busy old airport road.
I think major crowd that comes here are school students. When we went a couple of schools had got students for visit.

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