Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft

HAL Aircraft
Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft – Dharmasthala

Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft – yes you read it right, but this blue aircraft is retired and is resting in front of Dharmasthala Car Museum.

From the stable of Hindustan Aeronautics

According to the information board in front of this two-seater aircraft, the Hindustan Aeronautics manufactured this trainer plane in 1972. After 20 years, the Indian government gifted this plane to Dharmasthala Temple, which is now in front the car museum.

Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft - Dharmasthala
Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft – Dharmasthala
Trainer Aircraft
Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft – Dharmasthala
Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft - Dharmasthala
Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft – Dharmasthala
Old Plane
Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft – Dharmasthala
Old Aircraft
Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft – Dharmasthala
HAL Aircraft
Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft – Dharmasthala

HINDUSTAN TRAINER AIRCRAFT (H.T.2) SL No. IX-710. Two Seater. Year of Manufacture – 1972. Free gift to Manjusha Museum, Dharmasthala by Government of India, Ministry of Defence, collected from Airforce Station, Bidar on 7.9.1991. Two seater Aircraft mainly used to impart primary flying training to the Air Force Pilots and Civil Pilots at training centers and flying clubs.

From the Information Board in front of the aircraft

We were on a temple tour mostly covering temples in the southwest regions of Karnataka state. When we arrived at Dharmasthala, the temple was hugely crowded due to holiday season and of course due to a special day too.

Since we had to return to Bengaluru on the same day, we decided to visit  only Dharmasthala Car Museum.

No photography inside Dharmasthala car Museum

The Dharmasthala Museum opened the doors to us but did not allow the camera shutters to open. I could not get even a single photo from inside the car museum. They do not allow photography inside the museum.

Things to do in Dharmasthala – Visit the temple and then visit the car museum. It has a great collection of vintage cars, motor cycles and some old trucks.

Sarvana

After coming out of the vintage car museum, I drained my smartphone battery capturing this old plane from all angles. I have posted few selected above,

Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft - Dharmasthala
Hindustan Aeronautics Trainer Aircraft – Dharmasthala

Frankly, I am not happy with the way they have maintained this little HAL Aircraft. The dirt on this two-seater aircraft says a lot

External Links – Read about Temple Town of Dharmasthala in Wiki.

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