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Recent threats to aviation’s history

30 October 2011

Recent threats to aviation’s history — earthquake, monsoon and money

>>>>> Earthquake <<<<<

  • The recent devastating earthquake which occurred in eastern Turkey presents no threat I know of to aviation exhibits — that is small consolation to the local population now dealing with rescue, survival and weather.

>>>>> Monsoon <<<<<

  • Royal Thai Air Force Museum may be threatened by the monsoon rains flooding southern Thailand. It is located on the northeastern section of Bangkok International Airport.
  • The same monsoonal flooding also threatens three aircraft displays at Utaphao International Airport near Phlu Ta Luang, also in Thailand. There is a Grumman HU-16 Albatross standing as a gate guard at the main entrance, on Sukhumvit Road, to the navy air base  as well as either a Hawker-Siddeley or BEA Harrier on static display within the base — which shares runways with the airport. The southeastern corner of the airport also has a DC-3 on display, near the beach, which is used in tourism.

>>>>> Money <<<<<

2 Comments leave one →
  1. shortfinals permalink
    30 October 2011 09:16

    Thanks so much for highlighting those U.K. stories! Sadly, I think that the regulatory climate in the U.K. is very ‘anti-aviation’, and that carries over to aviation museums, too.

    • travelforaircraft permalink
      30 October 2011 12:19

      It seems odd that heritage and history are apparently ignored. It is a sad state of affairs and must place more stress onto museum staff, as if they do not have enough already.

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