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The pavilions:
The dream of flight: Exposure chronological and thematic the early propeller aircraft right up to modern aircraft with jet engine. From the simulated flight in a balloon, to large companies with the Bleriot XI and the Gabardini Seaplane. New picturesque setting and the Douglas DC-3 Dakota, the most popular airplane in the world for passenger transport.
Space Pavilion: Explore the cosmos at Volandia: walk between planets and satellites, observe the sky with the planetarium and explore all the missions that mankind has done to conquer space, from Russian cosmonauts through the Apollo program, which brought the first man on the moon, to the ISS. Discover the stories of the famous astronauts, observing their suits and the life-size reconstruction of Casper, Apollo XVI’s command module.
Forms of Flight: General presentation of the different forms of flight (gliding, fixed wing, rotary wing) illustrated by aircraft of excellence produced by the Lomabardy aeronautical industry.
The First Flight at Malpensa: Staging of the first flight over the moors of Malpensa by the Caproni Ca.1 biplane in 1910.
Caproni workshop: Reconstruction of the workshop where Caproni aircraft were built. This company was the first Italian aeronautical company in the early 1900s.
Fixed wing: Chronological themed display of the first propeller-powered planes through to modern aircraft with reaction motors.
Rotary wing: Helicopters in civilian and military use, from the smallest Autogyros to the enormous army and navy helicopters.
Outdoor playground: Flight-themed play area for small children.
Indoor play area: Play area with things to do for the different age brackets. There is also a separate zone for parties.
Simulator area | Library | Convention room: Area for real flight simulation, library, historic al archives, convention room and film showings.
Piazzai models: Exhibition of the Piazzai Collection, comprising over 1200 models that illustrate the history of world aviation, from the pioneers to space conquest.
The future of Flight: Dedicated to the story of AgustaWestland and the Tiltrotor (AW 609), an innovative aircraft that represents the evolution of flight, combining the flexibility of a helicopter with the performance of a plane.
Flaminio Bertoni Museum: Pavilion dedicated to the designer F.Bertoni.
Ogliari museum: Collection of ground transport.
Volandia: Park and Museum of Flight
Take a look around you – the walls are steeped in history, dreams and the future. You are at Volandia, where a wonderful exhibition itinerary takes you deep into the history of international aeronautics, with focus on the companies that have written the story of the province of Varese, the province with wings, and all of Lombardy and Italian industry.
The exhibition is divided into five areas: forms of flight, fixed wing, rotary wing, model aircraft and the convertiplane. It tells the great history of flight in all its forms, from pioneer flights in hot-air balloons to the first aircraft in the early 1900s right through to the convertiplane, the perfect fusion of vertical and horizontal flight.
The Park and Museum of Flight has plenty of indoor and outdoor areas for children, with space dedicated to the different age brackets. For older visitors there is the simulation area, library, historical archives (consultable online), convention room and film showings.
The Volandia Store stocks a wealth of park and museum gifts and mascots and many other wonderful articles.
As you walk around the park and museum you can listen to exciting adventures involving the aircraft on show told by volunteers of the “Friends of Volandia” association, whose members include fanatics and former workers at the aircraft companies. If you would like to join the association, just ask.. Members are easy to recognise in their red uniform.
The Flight Café is the perfect place to take a break and have something to eat and drink.
Volandia makes flight dreams and fun happen.
kids & family
Simulator area
Pic-Nic Area

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