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This was an enjoyable visit, you need to go through a military checkpoint and check your passport... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2019
ollieMcc
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Revisiting the History of the Indonesian Air Force

The dioramas that shown are enough to explain the history of Indonesian Air Force. There was also a... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
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Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

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.

Date of experience: June 2013
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Date of experience: May 2018
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