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The Bodų Aviation History Society (BLHF)
 
   
  The BLHF was founded on October 3, 1989 by a group of aviation enthusiasts from Bodų. The society works on the collection, registration, restoration and maintenance of the various aspects of our aviation history, within both the military and civilian sectors. This is carried out in close collaboration with the Norwegian Aviation Museum, The National Defence Museum, the Civil Aviation Authority and other public and private bodies.




Documentation work
The BLHF carries out extensive documentation work on the location and salvaging of aircraft wrecks.
Society members travel all over the country in search of spare parts and other remains of aeroplane wrecks in order to be able to restore certain aircraft.

Membership
The BLHF has approx. 200 members from all over Norway, the U.S.A., England, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

The society's premises
The Society's premises are located in the Norwegian Aviation Museum at No.120 Olav V gt., Bodų, where there is a restoration department, machine shop, metalwork shop, carpenter's shop, instrument workshop, model workshop, photography department, storeroom, offices and a coffee bar.

Projects
The BLHF's biggest assignment so far has been the restoration of two Junkers JU 52's, one intended to be the main attraction in the Aviation Museum's civilian department, and one for Portugal's Museo do Ar.
  • A C5 Polar has now been completely restored and is on display at the Norwegian Aviation Museum
  • The Sääski 2, better known in Norway as the aircraft flown by Gidsken Jakobsen, is under construction on commission from the Norwegian Aviation Museum
  • The Norwegian-designed Kaie biplane has been constructed by the Society and is on display at the Museum
  • A MiG 15 was brought over from Russia for the opening of the Museum in 1994, and was restored for the "Cold War" exhibition in 1999 on commission from the Norwegian Aviation Museum
  • A Spitfire Mk-IX has been built by the Society and is now on display at the museum
  • A Lehrmeister glider has been restored and rebuilt by the Society
  • A Grünau 9 glider has been restored and rebuilt by the Society
  • The cockpit of a Blackburn Skua and a BF 109 Messerschmitt have been restored and rebuilt by the Society.



The BLHF's address:
The Bodų Aviation History Society (Bodų Luftfartshistoriske Forening)
OLAV V GT. 120
8004 BODŲ

Tel: +47 75 52 40 23
Fax: +47 75 52 04 08