Taylors in Finland

The Grand Adventure

Mary Ann's Fulbright Exchange to Oulu, Finland
August 2001 - June 2002

Photo Album

Tikkakoski Aviation Museum
19 January 2002



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Your ticket in the door. (TikkaT)

Side one of the flyer. (TikkaFA)

Side two of the flyer lists some of the aircraft on display. (TikkaFB)

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The approach to the museum.  They have left room to grow with the crane rails extended outside. (2413)

David Heintz and emblems of the pilots. (2372)

The turboprop engine, with counter-rotating propellers, from a Russian four-engine long-range bomber. (2373)

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I did a bad thing, I forgot to write down what the plane types were as I photographed them.  This was a rare model of a Bell aircraft with the engine behind the pilot and the prop shaft under the pilot's seat. He must have worn steel pants!(2374)

A model of a WWII era plane that nosed over while landing. (2376)

Finland bought many planes from Russia, their "next-door" neighbor. (2377)

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Intake of a jet engine for a MiG plane. (2379)

Cutaway of a small jet engine. Wonder if I could put that in a boat? (2381)

Partially assembled (or is that disassembled) 14-cylinder radial engine. (2382)

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A crankshaft and rods recovered from a crash site in a lake after forty years.  What I found interesting were the connecting rods with spilt bottoms so they "straddled" the other con rod. (2383)

BMW began making aircraft radial engines.  The BMW logo is visible between the bottom cylinders. I think this one had a hard landing! (2384)

Dave checking out some of the ordinance.  The only other two museum visitors are to the left. (2388)

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World War II era fighter. (2389)

DC-3 hanging from the ceiling; one of the most successful and enduring aircraft built. (2391)

Airplanes everywhere! (2392)

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World War I era plane. (2394)

World War I era plane. (2395)

Close up of radiator core and beautiful engine-turned cowling. (2397)

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Karl Aadolf Aarno was a sculptor and early aviator in Finland.  I think he looks like the actor Paul Newman. (2406)

Better view of the DC-3 from the elevated walkway. (2409)

Great view of an early float plane; useful in a country with over 180,000 lakes. (2410)


Last Update 2002 05 13

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