Aero Ae-45 - Kunovice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 02.107 E 017° 27.482
33U E 679652 N 5434270
Quick Description: Aero Ae-45 in Kunovice Aviation Museum
Location: Zlínský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/20/2019 10:27:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM1089N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
Kunovice Aviation Museum was founded in 1970 by members of the Moravian Aeroclub, Alois Hrácek and Jirí Marek. Initially it was built as a museum or cooperative aircraft produced in a factory in Kunovice (visit link) .

The air museum at Kunovice focuses its exhibition primarily on aircraft built by the Let company (visit link) , which has its headquarters at the Kunovice airport (visit link) . Let was originally established as a branch of the Prague based Avia company in 1936 assigned to do maintenance on Avia built aircraft. Let came into its own as a manufacturer in the 1950s initially by producing designs of other companies.
The museum’s collection also includes a selection of former Czechoslovak air force aircraft including MiG-15, MiG-19 and MiG-21 fighter jets as well as Sukhoi Su-7 attack aircraft, a Mil Mi-4 helicopter and two variants of the Avia Av-14 transport, the Av-14 being the Czech license built version of the Illyushin Il-14.

The Aero 45 was a twin-piston engined civil utility aircraft produced in Czechoslovakia after World War II. Aero Vodochody produced the aircraft in 1947–1951, after which the Let Kunovice rolled out these planes till 1961. Aero Ae-45S was the first Czechoslovak plane, which in 1958 surpassed the Atlantic Ocean. It was the first product of the nation's postwar aviation industry and proved a great success, with many of the 590 produced being exported.

Source and more information: (visit link)

Aero Ae-45 OK-FHA
Date of Production: 1956
Serial Number / Registration Code: OK-FHA
Date of Decommissioning: 1980
More information: (visit link) (visit link)
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Aero Ae-45

Tail Number: (S/N): OK-FHA

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Kunovice Aviation Museum

inside / outside: outside

Access restrictions:

Other Information:: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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