Aircraft on display are all phased-out aircraft.
The RMAF Museum was officially opened to the public on the 2nd June 1985, coinciding with the 27th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Malaysian Air Force by the Chief of Armed Forces Staff, General Ghazali Bin Mohd Seth. It was a simple beginning for the Museum at the Sungai Besi Air Force Base. The inventory back then consisted of only five aircraft as exhibits.
Main Entry Force Museum
For two years the Museum occupied half a hangar belonging to No. 2 Squadron. So when the new military base at Subang became operational in 1987, many units moved to Subang. The Museum quickly laid claims to the Engineering Support Unit hangar next door and the building complex next to it, which used to accommodate the Heli FTS. With such "luxurious" facilities, the Museum started its acquisition plan to bring back to the Air Force aircraft that were phased out since the early 1960s. Success followed success and many aircraft have since been brought into the collection. The Museum is beginning to run out of space. So most of the larger aircraft are parked outside in the open while the smaller and delicate ones occupy its only hangar.
The Museum has received different kinds of visitors, ranging from schoolchildren to university professors, day trippers from all over the country and overseas enthusiasts. Besides that it also have carnivals and radio-controlled (RC) model aircraft flying activities. Some security obligations have to be observed. On arrival at the Guard Room, by bus or taxi, please inform the duty personnel that you wish to visit the Museum. Then proceed to the Museum Car Park. Parking is free but please be orderly and not park in a haphazard manner. Since the Museum does not have adequate staff, conducted tours for groups can only be made by prior arrangement. Admission is free and photography is permitted. Rest area, children's playground, toilets and refreshment facilities are available.
RMAF Base Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Lapangan Terbang Lama
50460 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: (+603) 2141 1133
Fax: (+603) 2144 4134
Museum Manager (as of 2011):
Lieutenant Colonel Nazri Aziz