The region of Kerala was the birthplace of Naval Aviation, with the establishment of the Indian Navy's first Air Units at Cochin. Cochin was an RAF Airbase during World War Two, and several RAF and Royal Navy's FAA Squadrons operated till the end of the war. Later it became the birth place of Naval Aviation with INAS Garuda.

Cochin international museum is the first airport in India to have its 'own' museum dedicated to Aerospace heritage. It has opened in 2011 with modest objectives and an ex-IAF Iskra already on display.

Cochin has a long history of aviation

Navy's equivalent of the AFTC

Kapil Chandni writes about an encounter on the road

Overview of Cochin

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