Kleine-Brogel air museum, Kleine-Brogel AFB (Belgium)

logo_kleinThis museum recently opened its doors to the general public in Januari 2010. The museum consists of three main expositions. The first one is the private collection of Jos “de snor” Palmers. He moved his collection to shed 140 on Kleine-Brogel airbase in 2004. Uniforms, aircraft parts and much more can be found in his hangar. Al related to KB and the aircraft past en present deployed over the years. There is even a bar to replenish yourself during your visit. The second part of the museum is housed in the west wing of block 9. This exposition tells the story of Kleine-Brogel AFB from the early beginnings to the present, using official documents and pictures. Some artefacts are on display also. But beware of the guides, mostly retired Air Force personnel, when they go walking down memory lane. The stories keep on coming. During my first visit i left the airbase one hour after museum closure time!  Really an awesome experience to hear these guys talk. The third part is the airpark in front of the officers mess “Hof Bergendal”, displaying aircraft which flew operationally from this base. The oddball in the collection is the Fouga Magister on loan from the military museum in Brussels. Scattered between those areas you can find some old airframes patiently waiting for restoration. So plenty to see and discover in the museum. Things are still very much in progress so the museum and its layout will change as more artefacts are gathered. The entrance to the museum is free. Sadly due to the higher threat level on the base. Only group visits, after approval, are allowed at the moment.

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To see more pictures view my gallery. KB air museum gallery.

Ludo Kloek, www.milair.be