The Aviation Collection of the Danish Museum of Science and Technology

Based in an industrial estate of Helsingoer in Denmark, the Danish Museum of Science and Technology has an impressive collection of steam engines, inventions, electric appliances, bicycles, cars and also a rather extensive aviation department that covers around 30 different types of aircraft that have landmarked Danish Aviation History. The Museum is located in Elsinore and it takes about 20 minutes by train from Copenhagen’s Central Station to get there. Types on display include light- and military- aircraft, gyrocopters, helicopters and a complete SAS Caravelle airliner from the 1960s. The Museum’s Caravelle, registered OY-KRD, flew for the first time on July 26, 1960 and was delivered to SAS on July 30, 1960 under the name “Ulf Viking”. The first commercial flight took place on August 8, 1960 from Copenhagen to Cairo via Düsseldorf, Vienna and Athens. The Caravelle’s final sortie was flown on August 21, 1974 from Stockholm-Arlanda to Copenhagen. “Ulf Viking” had 29.845 flying-hours and 30.004 Landings at the time of its retirement. After being on display at the Danske Flyvemuseum in Billund, she had been moved to Helsingoer in October 1998 and is there open to the public since May 2000. Also on exhibit is a real historic airplane from the ‘Danish Edison’ inventor J.C. Ellehammer, who, at least in the eyes of several Danes, was the first to fly in Europe in 1906. Actually this had never been acknowledged as the first European flight. At the time this shots were taken (October 2018), a team of volunteers was building an exact replica of the first Danish traffic airplane, the Friedrichshafen F.F 49C.

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