The Aviation Museum
Located just 3 minutes from the Shannon Springs Hotel enjoy a family fun-filled day at Atlantic AirVenture Aviation Centre. Open all year round learn about Shannon Airport’s unique history and contributions to global aviation. This interesting and informative experience offers fun programmes for children, teens and families delivered by dedicated aviators, engineers and industry professional who combine to share their knowledge and passion for all thing associated with aviation.
Take an interactive tour of the Aviation Museum and learn more about aircraft, jet engines, cockpits and landing gear. If you are looking for a new day out for the family, check out this family flying experience! Learn how aircraft fly during a pre-flight ground school lesson, then test out those theories with a virtual flight in a high-performance aerobatic aircraft! Suitable for the armchair pilot or complete novice. The instructors are always close by! This is a fun new experience for the family to enjoy together.
Also on view is a BAe 146 flight simulator project in work, as well as various aircraft parts such as the Phantom F4 rudder. See and learn about Jet Engines, on display Rolls Royce Avon and Conway engines, Step back in time to view historical Celestial Navigation instruments used in the 1940s, and a great collection of memorabilia and artefacts.