Naval Aviation Museum, Bogmalo Road, Vasco da Gama

Naval Aviation Museum is situated at Bogmalo Road, Vasco da Gama in Mormugoa taluka of South Goa district – approx. 4 km from Dabolim airport is a location that talks about Naval Aviation history and displays Aircraft, Helicopters, etc., etc. As two of our family members were/are within the army the curiosity was present to visit to aware self about a subject which as a civilian I know a little maybe. I am finally on a drive.

36 km from Panjim via crossing St. Lawrence Agassaim chowk (NH 17) passing close to Goa Airport finally I was at Museum.

– Implanted on 12th October 1998

Rs. 20 per person – The ticket and Rs. 20 extra if carrying a digital normal camera.

The outdoor section and the indoor gallery. The gallery is divided into various rooms displaying guns, Aircraft Rocket, Radar, Sensors, ejection seats, life-saving equipment and talks about The History of Naval Aviation.

– In 1947, a 10-year plan was prepared by the National Head Quarters envisaged two fleets with two light carriers

– In March 1949, 10 officers were sent to the United Kingdom for pilot training

– In February 1953, the first batch of Sealand aircraft joined

– In 1953, four pilots were awarded wings by IAF

– In 1956 it was decided the Navy should have an aircraft carrier for coastline defense

– Sagar Pawan – Indian Navy aerobatic team is one of the only two naval aerobatic teams in the world

– Tail-hookers made their beginning in the Indian Navy in the year 1960

And many more…

Timings: 10 am – 5 pm (all days)

Monday closed

The knowledge enhanced – better than before.

And read somewhere – no amount of condolence will be able to compensate kith and kin of those killed during the War. May the soul rest in peace and no war anywhere.

Peace with Love – definitely.

Gandhi Ji said: I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

Naval Aviation Museum is worth a visit to know the history of Naval Aviation, technology of aircraft, and its equipment since independence till recent years. And not to forget close-look of various aircraft/helicopters/radar such as Alize – Three Seater Aircraft, FireFly – Two Seater Aircraft, Hughes – Two Seater Light Helicopter, Seahawk – A Single Seat Carrier Borne Ground Attack Fighter and many more…

Japanese Beach, Headland Sada, Vasco da Gama

I inquire about anything else to tour while touring Vasco (just visited Naval Aviation Museum).

The reply: Japanese beach and Pilot Point.

Where is it?

One is at Headland Sada and another close-by – Mormugao harbor and was directed how to visit it.

Vasco railway station – Vasco railway bridge – left-turn towards Biana Beach – right-turn towards Headland Sada or MPT. Turn right if you wanna visit the Japanese beach or if not sure, ask for Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) colony – The exact location.

Very soon I was there.

Japanese beach is at Headland Sada, Vasco da Gama in Mormugao taluka of South Goa district in Goa.

The beautiful garden on top and the view I felt as equal as an eagle’s eyes. Watching the Arabian Sea as far as I can. And then down towards the beach – 225 approx. steps. Durga temple in the middle of the stairs I decided to pray and sit to watch waves. Almost silent beach. Bath or Swimming is not allowed strictly as there are a few incidents of drowning as said by the temple priest during discussions. The temple is more than 20 years old. I sat within the temple area under the shade of a coconut tree. 40 minutes nap with the permission of the priest – far far away from materialistic thoughts – few islands visible – not too far. They say one can reach those islands, and one is maybe Bat island but not sure to date.

And then I decide to ride towards Pilot Point, which is about 1 km approx.

fantastic it is. I requested two glasses of sugarcane juice. Sipping and watching. – Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful – said I.

But the question till-date within is: Why the beach is called the Japanese beach? Any specific reason? Maybe. Does anybody – have any answer?