Location: Muzium TUDM, Sungai Besi RMAF Camp, Kuala Lumpur
At first, I saw a blogger friend published an entry of them going to the museum, thus it gave me some weekend activity idea with my family. Plus, fighting jets and I were common since I was 2 years old. Having a dad working in RMAF and us stayed in an RMAF Camp making the sights and sounds of fighting jets as something familiar, something part of us.
Getting there was easy. Entry is free, just inform the guard at the guardhouse that you are going to the museum. Once allowed to be in, immediately you can see the museum entrance on your left. But..if the front gate of the museum is closed, just proceed to the back entrance using the small road. You can drive your way to the back entrance and park your car after the back gate.
|1- Front gate was closed and luckily a Germany tourist told us that we can proceed to the back entry.|
|2- Royal Malaysian Air Force familiar logo. I used to see a lot of it on my dad's uniform and hat.|
|3- Displayed aircraft at the outside. We can hop on them as we like.|
It was quite a hot day so we decided to go into the hangar first. They are also jets displayed in the hangar, including the one my dad handled during his service with RMAF. The Aermacchi.
|4- Inside Aermacchi cockpit|
|5- Some of the displayed aircrafts|
|6- Looking out|
|7- My parents and siblings|
|8- My dad can easily recall the name of this aircraft. I can't.|
|9- This helicopter is not used anymore|
|10- Another unused aircraft|
|11- Charlie. Why do I remember this one? Despite of being one of the most famous aircrafts of RMAF, I also had experience flying with Charlie from Kuantan to Alor Setar when I was 8. Cool. :)|
|12- View from inside|
|13- The cockpit. Rusts here and there, so be careful.|
|14- Can you see the rust?|
|15- View towards the back end|
|16- View towards passengers' space|
|17- The Amphibian|
|18- The wheels are big!|
|19- If I am not mistaken, this aircraft was used to fly VVIPs.|
|20- My bro getting close encounter with the aircraft|
|21- I am ready to fly this helicopter.|
|22- The day was getting hotter and my parents decided to take a rest at a gazebo nearby|
|23- Timber walkway, viewed from the gazebo|
|24- Another helicopter|
|25- Where It All Begins|
I am planning to go again, perhaps alone or with some friends during a blue skied day, or at dawn or during blue hour if allowed, just to capture more views there.