Just after your plane has landed on the Belgrade’s airport and you had towards the city, it is hard to miss the unique architectural solution of the Aviation museum building. Due to a turbulent history that troubled these lands, the collection of the museum is so rich, so much so that it can cause envy among similar institutions around the world.
The Aviation museum is located next to the Belgrade’s Airport Nikola Tesla in Surčin. Through the rich collection exhibited on impressive 10,700 square meters of the museum building, you will be able to get to know the history of both the world’s and domestic development of aviation.
The collection is really impressive: the airplane of Ivan Šarić built in 1909, biplane hunter Nieuport B1 (flown by Serbian pilots on Thessaloniki front in the First World War), Messerschmitt BF-109, Hawker Hurricane MK IV, Spitfire MK Vc, Russian Яковлев Як-3 and Ильюшин Ил-2м3, American Thunderbolt B-47 as well as the only surviving example in the world of the Italian plain Fiat G-50 are just a small part of this immense collection. This museum also exhibits objects from the more modern history and the NATO Aggression on Serbia. Here visitors will be able to see parts of the destroyed American planes: “invisible F117” (Lockheed F117 Nighthawk) and fighter plane F-16 as well as a number of American and French unmanned combat aerial vehicles. The Airplane Lockheed F117 Nighthawk is the only such airplane in the world to have ever been brought down.
Apart from a very large exhibition space inside the building, this museum exhibits a part of its collection outside in the large yard around the museum. In case you lack the time to visit the museum just before you leave the country or after you landed, you may take a few moments and take a walk in the part of the museum in the open.
Ticket prices for the Aviation Museum in Belgrade
Regular ticket price is: 600 RSD.
Ticket price for students: 270 RSD.
We advise you to check ticket prices before visiting – check the official website of the Aviation Museum in Belgrade.
Working hours of the Aviation Museum in Belgrade
Summer working hours of the museum
On Mondays working hours are: 08:00/16:00h.
From Tuesday to Sunday working hours are: 08:00/18:30h.
Winter working hours of the museum
From Monday to Sunday working hours are: 08:00/16:00h.
We advise you to check working hours before visiting – check the official website of the Aviation Museum in Belgrade.
The American plane Lockheed F117 Nighthawk, also called invisible F117 became part of the United States Air Force in 1983. Since its appearance, it was often used in conflicts around the world. Throughout the decades in which this airplane was used, only one aircraft was ever lost in combat situations. During the NATO Aggression on Serbia on March 27th 1999, Colonel Zoltan Dani managed to hit it with a missile and bring it down, becoming the only person in the history to have ever managed to do such a thing. Allegedly, during the same conflict, another such aircraft was hit, but somehow managed to reach the airport, nevertheless the damage on this aircraft was so extensive it never flew again.
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