The Air Force Museum, situated in the East Khasi Hills District of Shillong is a a museum of defense, culture and heritage of Shillong. The well maintained display of technologies and models used by the IAF Eastern Command is housed within the Air Force Museum of Shillong. It is located within Shillong city limits.
Other than missiles, air crafts and cultural insight, the Air Force Museum also offers pictures of Indo-Pak and Indo-China war. The museum can be easy located as it is near national highway 106, inside the campus of Eastern High Command. The museum offers a panoply of war and defense photographs and an impressive display of Iskara trainer, bombs, missiles and aircraft. All the displays are adequately accompanied by information tablet. Different sections of the museum take the visitor to different aspects of defense, may it be air-force history section or the uniform section, all that will satisfy everyone's appetite for knowledge. One of the most famous aircraft, which took flight in 1988 of Microlight series - Streak Shadow Microlight is a sight worth seeing. The lawns of the garden are also adorned with MI-4 helicopter and Caribou DHC 4, noteworthy for being used by IAF in the 60's and for bombing Eastern Pakistan in the Indo-Pak war in 1971, respectively. The Air Force Museum Shillong also has a souvenir shop, which sports miniatures of the displays of the museum. A cup of tea/coffee can also be enjoyed by visitors at the cafeteria of the museum.
The museum has strict rules, as it checks bags and also requires a photo ID (Pan/Driving License/Adhar) for entrance, otherwise the entrance is free. It is open on all days of the week except Mondays and public holidays. Air Force Museum can be visited during timings: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This museum is a tribute to the glorious past of the defense of our nation.