Erwan de Cherisey profiles the little-known Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Saqr Al-Jazeera Aviation Museum

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This Boeing F-15C Eagle helps guard the entrance to the main building, with a Panavia Tornado ADV also sharing that honour. A total of 76 F-15Cs were delivered to Saudi Arabia under three different contracts throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

Saudi Arabia has limited options for the aviation enthusiast. Spotting is certainly off-limits in the capital city of Riyadh despite the presence of the very busy King Faisal Air Academy (KFAA), from which Pilatus PC-21 and Cirrus SR22 training aircraft operate.

The aircraft are frequently in the air and I even had the pleasure of seeing them buzz my hotel on their final approach to land during my stay in the city.

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