First Aviation Museum of Nepali capital welcomes students for visit from today

5th Nov, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Nov 05: The first ever Aviation Museum of Nepali capital Kathmandu has opened its door for the students from today (Sunday, 5 Nov.2017).

The second aviation museum of Nepal as well as the first ever of Nepali capital is expected to answer all the queries of the students. It not only will answer the queries also but will provide information about the Nepali aviation history.

The aviation museum which has been set up in the Sinamangal (near the Nepal’s one and only International Airport) is made from an abandoned Turkish Airlines airbus 330-300 that went off the runway,  had blocked the runway and the aviation activities in Kathmandu airport was halted for four days in March, 2015.

The Bed Upreti Trust with the coordination of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has set-up the museum.

In a press meet on Saturday, it was informed that the main goal of the museum is to get students interested in the aviation sector in Nepal and to encourage them to build up their career in this sector.

However, the public will be allowed to visit the museum only after the official inauguration.  The visitors can see more than 350 miniature models of aircraft from Wright Brother’s first aircraft to fighter planes from World War I and II, glass cockpit of various commercial airlines and real life helicopter in the museum.

The museum opens from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm every day and the entry free for a Nepali is Rs 300 and Rs 600 for a foreign national. Students from grade 9 to 12 are allowed to enter free of cost while students of other level will get 50 percent discount.

The trust has already set-up an aviation museum in Dhangadi as well in an abandoned Fokker 100. The trust has informed that the revenue from the project will go to assist cancer patients.