Indonesian Airforce Museum
Indonesian Airforce Museum
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Top Gun Daddy
Jakarta, Indonesia230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
This Museum is awesome !
Outside the museum you will be greeted by several aircrafts that made their days in the Indonesian Air Force glory. However it is inside the hangar that you can really enjoy your visit to the museum.
My advise is first try to locate the place that rent pilot uniform inside the hangar. For IDR 10.000 (less than USD 1 ) you can rent a flight suit available in military green and orange and wandering around taking your pictures with the old airplanes. If you like the old french comic "Tanguy & Laverdure" you wil be feeling like you are the french air force pilot in the story. Alternatively, you can also have your picture taken and printed by the rental person for IDR 20.000 (less than USD 2)
The admisson fee is cheap IDR 3.000/person and the parking fee is IDR 5.000, real value for money
Written 4 January 2014
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ruli
Jakarta, Indonesia778 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
This museum is great many airplane showing and good for education..cheap tiket museum,nice staff and very large landmark...unfortunately this museum in the heart airforce army base so before the car in ,we must give money to airforce guard ...this is too bad for this god museum hope this things didnot happen again...
Written 2 August 2016
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Me_n_my_rucksack
Yorkshire, UK6,226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
Firstly the Museum is near - but not at - the airport. Its down a road off the main City ring road which is just before the main road to the airport as you travel in a Northerly direction. It sits within a military area - and one passes through a "checkpoint" of dozing Military Police then carry on about half a mile and the Museum is on the left.

This is when it got interesting - as soon as we got out of our Taxi a military motorcyclist insisted we return to the entrance for checks - even though the world and his wife roam in and out of the gate freely. We had to go and buy photocopies of our Passports (luckily we had the passports on us) and then hand over a sum for "Car Parking" which went straight into the MPs pocket. One gets used to corruption here - but the Military Police ? For an institution who's aim is to portray their Air Force as an effective honorable force to begin by spotting and fleecing tourists is rather odd and paints them in a very negative light.

We went into the museum and the were charged some made up fee which went straight into her pocket too. Asking for a ticket or receipt simply resulted in laughter.

This is where the thievery stopped.

The Museum is among the best Museums in the country ! They have a great collection of odd aircraft - A Japanese Oscar Fighter and Sonia dive bomber from WW2 (Used by the Indonesian Air Force early on) the usual flush of Mig 15,17,19, 21, a DH Vampire.... the list goes on. One can clamber into some aircraft - sat in the cockpit of a DC3 for example. There are the usual dioramas of Indonesian Air Force History. It's a very politically controlled display - subjects where they did well are there - no mention of their ineffectiveness in the Malaysian Confrontation in the 1950s for instance.

Outside there are some excellent exhibits - an A4 Skyhawk, Puma, Catalina and a Bison cold war Soviet Jet Bomber and a SA2 Guideline SAM.

There is some information in English which is excellent news, and the whole museum is clean and well cared for. Even a small souvenir / gift shop.

So for a Aviation buff its excellent. Accept you may get fleeced by their Military (It's only a small amount admittedly) and it's an excellent 2 or 3 hours well spent.
Written 28 September 2013
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RL21
Malaysia352 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
Visiting this museum is nice if:

1) You have kids with you.
They will love to see the the real stuff. (Adults will like it too). We went there with my 3 years old baby, he had the best time in his life. He could see, touch and enter in most of the 36 displayed aircrafts.

2) It's a raining day
The museum is indoor so if it is a raining day not much to do in Yogyakarta. The main attractions are temples which it's nice to visit with proper weather. If rains the selection are limited. I would suggest this museum or the De Mata Trick Eye 3D Museum.

3) If you a passionate for aircrafts
Indonesia was for a period in the Soviet sphere of influence, because of that, this museum contains a number of vintage Russian aircraft not widely available for inspection in the NATO sphere of influence. Something to see despite where you come from.

TIPS
- The museum is in a militar base next to the airport.
You need an ID to enter. If you are foreigner better to bring along a passport copy. They will require it.
- The entrance fee is Rp 5000, then if you take a picture wearing the pilot uniform they will ask you to pay extra Rp 10.000 per person/uniform. There are no signages, so if you are not keen avoid the surprise.
- You can go by car and pay the carpark (Rp 5000) or you can ask a taxi to pick you up. But if the taxi enter in the militar base even for few minutes they will still ask you to pay the carpark fee.
Written 12 February 2016
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Yosafat H
Surabaya, Indonesia118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Located just a few hunderd meters from main road (adisucipto street) this place likely not so famous. But actually this place is very worth to be in your must visit place in yogyakarta..

The entrance fee was very cheap only 3000 rupiah for each person.. Inside you can see a history of indonesian air force with its diorama.. And deeper we enter, we will se numerous airplane (B-25, MIG 17, MIG 21, F-86, P-51, DC-10, OV-10,etc) that has been used on war by the air force. And each plane comes with its stories...

For a person like me, which when i was a kid i dream a lot of being a pilot and admire a lot of airplane, this place has become my dreamland, and like a dreams come true..

Admit it, a boys will always be boys
Written 8 January 2014
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Wimbo S
Jakarta46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2013 • Family
Indonesian Air Force Museum may be the most underrated place in Yogyakarta. Not many tourists want to see a museum, managed by government or military, which usually full of propaganda. But, I found it very interesting.
No official admission, but I paid 9,000 for three people. The museum start with a great hall with pictures of previous Air Force commander and I was quite surprised that Omar Dhani's picture is still there. He was former Air Force commander and was accused to be part of the Indonesia Communist Party (PKI) coup in 1965. Even his suit is still part of exhibit items.
I also didn't found any PKI coup related story/exhibit items in the museum, which can be found in almost every government/military-owned museums.
The best part is the Alutsista room, which showed aircrafts used by Indonesian Air Force. Just don't compare it with Smithsonian. But, it really showed that Indonesia had best Air Force in the 1960s. There are MiG 17, MiG19, MiG 21 and even bomber Tupolev Tu-16.
I really enjoyed my visit there and it's worth to visit, especially for Indonesians who love history.
Written 1 July 2013
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fajar zona
Gresik, Indonesia875 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This museum present to us a brief history lesson of Indonesian air force. Born from the ashes of colonial air Force power after world war 2, Indonesia air Force has become one of significant power in South East Asia. There are a lot famous plane model such as P-51 mustang, C-47 Dakota, A-4 Skyhawk, OV-10 bronco and many more. They also has an enginee model of recent aircraft (sukhoi) and also a lot of dioramas of important event in Indonesia history. Although it's very fascinating to learn history in this place, AC isn't working well so it's very hot.
Written 10 February 2020
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luqmanharris
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Family
its a awesome places for me, i love about the military and all the stuff surrounding them. there are tons of airplane that used by indonesian air force here. and most of all TUPOLEV TU160 was here!!!!
Written 10 June 2019
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Mihai Alexandru
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Couples
In very few words, the museum is easily reacheable from Yogiakarta - we went in by bikes, it is well upkept, with good exhibits - local oddities, WWII rarities from both Japanese and Allies, and modern planes from both East and West, helpful staff, very cheap ticket - under 1$, and has no restriction for nationality, no need for prebooking etc, which could apply as this is within a military base. Well worth the effort.
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Written 29 July 2018
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razak yafityan
Bali, Indonesia79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
it's located inside adi sucipto air force base area so don't worry if you enter the air force base security check or meet air force military police on the way to museum they are kind person just open your car window and say hello to them,theres a lot of direction so you will not get confused or even lost,or you can just ask the military personel nearby they will give you direction right away.
if you go in holiday season you will find a lot of tourist group,mostly school trip group but don't worry just go yourself to ticket counter it's located inside the main building that look like hotel receptionist counter,they will ask how many person and how many camera you bring (yes they charge your camera but it's not expensive just Rp.1000 per camera)and yes you can enjoy your trip to amazing indonesian air force museum.
Written 2 May 2017
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