- Posted by Antti Laukkanen
- On 18.10.2017
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The Finnish Aviation Museum organizes a Flying Heritage Aircraft Conference on December 8th to 9th 2017. The aim of the conference is to cultivate heritage aircraft culture in Finland.
Activity among flying heritage aircraft is diverse and communal in many European countries. Such activity or frequent meetings have not been organized in Finland. The Museum wants to bring together different parties such as other museums, owners and restorers as well as authorities in order to discuss on the significance and status of heritage aircraft in Finland.
The Museum has invited owners and operators of such aircraft as well as representatives from authorities and academic world as speakers. We will hear for example the Friday’s keynote presentation from professor of museology Janne Vilkuna named `Don’t touch, but fly, please!´. Tor Nørstegård from Norway will tell the story of a Fieseler Fi 156 C-3 Storch which flew its first flight after restoration only a week ago. Paolo Miana of an Austrian company Craftlab scrutinizes the challenges of research and practice among WWI fighter reproduction in his keynote presentation on Saturday morning. Several presentations concerning flying and operating old British fighter planes of 1930’s and 1940’s are also due on Saturday.
A Conference Dinner will be organized in addition to the actual conference program on Friday evening. It will take place in the first Finnish airplane factory on Suomenlinna Fortress Island, which suits perfectly for continuing the discussion on these interesting topics.
The conference will be held in English.
The conference website: http://ilmailumuseo.fi/en/conference/
The just published programme: http://ilmailumuseo.fi/en/conf_prog/
Matias Laitinen, Keeper, Head of Collections, The Finnish Aviation Museum
tel. +358 40 575 7783, email@example.com
Main photo: Fieseler Fi 156 C-3 Storch LN-WNS on its first flight after restoration on October 7th 2017. Photographer Erik Hoelsæter.