The Naval Aviation Museum is a glorious tribute to the origin and evolution of the Indian Naval Wing. Showcasing a multitude of warbirds that served the duty of the land, the Naval Aviation Museum is the only one of its kind in the whole of Asia. Inaugurated on October 12, 1998, the Naval Aviation Museum is divided into two sections, an out-door exhibit and a number of indoor galleries.
Starting off with a humble collection of six vintage naval aircrafts,
the museum has metamorphosed into India's second largest aviation museum
with twelve aircrafts on display. Among the aircraft collection, the
piece-de-resistance is the giant Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
borrowed by the Navy from the Indian Air Force. Other aircrafts include
Sea Harrier, Sea Hawk, Sealand, Alize, Dove, Vampire and Hughes.
If the outdoor exhibits swell your heart with pride, the indoor
galleries are no less impressive. Step inside and massive replicas of
aircraft carriers INS Vikrant and INS Viraat will welcome you. The
weapons and armaments galleries display a variety of bombs, torpedos,
sensors and cannon used by naval aircraft over the ages. The archive
section features a photo gallery where old photos are on display
profiling the Naval Aviation History from 1959 onwards in pictures and
How to Reach the Naval Aviation Museum in Goa
The Naval Aviation Museum is situated along the Vasco-Bogmalo road, six
kilometres from the city of Vasco-da-Gama.