Wings 4 Sky Group

Air zoo museum

Soon in Jurmala! 

The only one in Europe, unique museum of aviation!
All exhibits will be presented in the form of animals:
flying crocodile, whale, a dragonfly, and more ...

 

                     AIRCRAFTS

 

 

 

Yak-40

Was used in the 1960s as a passenger plane. The Yak-40 project was created in 1964 by the Yakovlev design office. The Yak-40 became the first jet aircraft for local airlines throughout the world. The aircraft was re-released in 1965 with more modern specifications. The plane had 24 seats and a range of 710 miles (1140 kilometres). Later, the aircraft was further refined and was capable of sitting 32 passengers. Despite its age (more than 30 years old), the Yak-40 is still widely used by Russian regional airlines and for private charters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An-2

Is a Soviet light transport biplane with a single-piston engine. The „Colt” was the biggest single-piston aircraft in the world. The plane was extensively used during USSR times to carry freight and passengers to regional districts and small villages. The aircraft was also known as the „kukuruzņiks”, (which the plane inherited from its predecessor, the „Po-2”) because it was used to freight massive amounts of corn during farming periods. The An-2 was simple to operate, and was renowned for its short take-offs and landings which made it very useful for unprepared fields in Siberia and central Asia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mig-21 BIS

The most prominent Russian supersonic jet fighter. MiG-21bis - the latest and most advanced modification of the huge family of "twenty-first", produced in the USSR. The main innovation was the engine R-25-300. Produced from 1972 to 1985 at the Gorky aircraft plant number 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MiG-21UM

Is a Soviet multi-purpose training jet, created in the 1950s during experimental construction by the office of Mikojans and Gurevich. The Mig-21 is well known throughout the world, and can reach speeds of up to 2230 km/h. The jet fighter was mass produced between 1959 to 1985 in many countries including Czechoslovakia, India and China and was used in many military conflicts throughout the world. Together, the USSR, Czechoslovakia and India manufactured over 11 thousand Mig-21s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The PZL TS-11 Iskra

Is a Polish double-jet training aircraft, used by the forces of Poland and India. The jet was first created in Poland. First design of the aircraft began in 1957 and the first prototype was completed in 1960. The next two prototypes of the plane made debut flights in March and July of 1961. The name of the aircraft comes from its designer Tadeusz Soltiks. The TR-11 Iskra BIS model of the plane was produced in 1963 and continued manufacture until 1987. A total of 424 aircraft were made with 50 aircraft being exported to India in 1975 and an additional 26 aircraft in 1990.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Su 22M4

The Fitter-F was a Soviet bombardier plane. The plane was first built in 1960. This was the first Soviet plane with variable wing geometry. The aircraft was in use by the Russian Air Force for approximately three decades, and was extensively used for many conflicts. Production of the aircraft began in 1969 under the guidance of J. A. Gagarina, in Komsomolsk near Amur. Production of the aircraft ceased in 1990 and 2867 aircraft of this type were produced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IL-18

Is a large turboprop airliner that became one of the best known Soviet aircraft of its era as well as one of the most popular and durable, having first flown in 1957 and still being civilian use 55 years later. The IL-18 was one of te world's principal airliners for several decades and was widely exported.  

 

 

 

 

 

           HELICOPTERS

 

 

 

MI-24

Is a large helicopter, gunship and attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passengers. It is produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and operated since 1972 by the Soviet Air Force, its successors, and more than 30 other nations.
In NATO circles, the export versions, Mi-25 and Mi-35, are denoted with a letter suffix as "Hind D" and "Hind E" respectively. Soviet pilots called the Mi-24 the "flying tank". More common unofficial nicknames were "Crocodile"  due to the helicopter's camouflage scheme and "Glass" because of the flat glass plates which surround the cockpit of the Mi-24.

                                              

 

 

 

                  AVIATION ENGINES

 

AI 25 TL

Designed to power L-39, (AI-25TLK engine is designed to power JL-8 aircraft) and other trainers. Engine is successfully operated worldwide. It is equipped with special lubrication system to enable normal operation under zero-g and negative-g conditions.

 

 

 

ASH-62

 9-cylinder engine, designed for transport and civil aviation. Until now operated by An-2 plane. In the NATO codification An-2 - marked as Colt. No engine ASH-62 AN-2 aircraft would not have been such a powerful

 

 

 

 

VK-1

The first USSR large scale turbojet. The engine has been copied without a license from the British motor "Rolls Royce Nene", later the company Rolls Royce tried to recover 207 million pounds of license fees, but without success.

 

 

 

The Museum continues to expand with a steady rise aircraft displays. We are interested in the acquisition and exchange of aircraft in flying and non-flying conditions, and also open to any suggestions!

The museum is located in the existing airport ''Jūrmala", which is located in the city Tukums.

Contacts:

TEL: +371 67621371

E-mail: ks-avia@apollo.lv

Address:

Smārdes pagasts
Engures novads, Latvija
LV – 3129