The Museum's exhibition on civil aviation depicts the history that progresses from the pioneer spirit and hair-raising bravado to aviation as a vital means of transport today. Aviation in Norway started with demonstrations in the early 1900s. Record setting was a major sport. Transportation of mail by air was attempted in 1920, while the first regular passenger routes commenced in 1935. It was not until the 1950s that aviation became significant for Norwegian transport.
At the exhibition you can test aerodynamic principles, and subjects like engines, meteorology, the Norwegian Aero Club, airlines and the rescue service are presented in depth in separate departments.
The CAA Museum's section explains what happens behind the scenes before aircraft take off, and which support systems they have, so that you as the passenger, may be transported safely to your destination.
From being an aid in monitoring the enemy's movements, Norwegian military aviation has developed into a significant independent branch of defense. The exhibition includes the establishment of the Army and Navy's Air Force, the war 1940-45 and the construction of Norway's modern air defense following World War II.
Map of the exhibitions