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写真 | 2018年 09月 26日 09:40 JST

World's largest fleet of model aircraft

A man looks at part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, as it is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon, Ireland, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A man looks at part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, as itmore

A man looks at part of the world's largest collection of diecast model aircraft, owned by Michael Kelly, as it is unveiled at Shannon airport in Shannon, Ireland, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Michael Kelly holds a Lockheed Martin Tristar 500, an Aer Lingus model aircraft that is part of his collection. When the Irishman was a boy, he loved nothing more than gazing at planes taking off and landing at his nearest airport. Now 67, after more than half a century building what he believes is the world's largest private collection of model aircraft, he has donated the lot to Shannon Airport, where his lifelong passion for aviation began.

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Michael Kelly holds a Lockheed Martin Tristar 500, an Aer Lingus model aircraft that is part of his collectionmore

Michael Kelly holds a Lockheed Martin Tristar 500, an Aer Lingus model aircraft that is part of his collection. When the Irishman was a boy, he loved nothing more than gazing at planes taking off and landing at his nearest airport. Now 67, after more than half a century building what he believes is the world's largest private collection of model aircraft, he has donated the lot to Shannon Airport, where his lifelong passion for aviation began. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A model of a British Airways plane hangs among the collection. "I always used to love the noise of the aircraft going over my house in Limerick city and I was very curious," Kelly said after cutting the ribbon on the airport's new aviation gallery which now houses his collection in rows of display cases.

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A model of a British Airways plane hangs among the collection. "I always used to love the noise of the aircrafmore

A model of a British Airways plane hangs among the collection. "I always used to love the noise of the aircraft going over my house in Limerick city and I was very curious," Kelly said after cutting the ribbon on the airport's new aviation gallery which now houses his collection in rows of display cases. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A Shannon airport guestbook is displayed alongside the collection. "When I made my first holy communion I asked my mum and dad to take me to Shannon airport. So I got to see the beautiful aircraft and from that day on I was hooked."

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A Shannon airport guestbook is displayed alongside the collection. "When I made my first holy communion I askemore

A Shannon airport guestbook is displayed alongside the collection. "When I made my first holy communion I asked my mum and dad to take me to Shannon airport. So I got to see the beautiful aircraft and from that day on I was hooked." REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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An Emirates model is seen in the collection. While Kelly would have loved the opportunity to have become a pilot, sourcing rare model aircraft still took the Limerick man around the world. None of his 2,300 planes were produced in Ireland.

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An Emirates model is seen in the collection. While Kelly would have loved the opportunity to have become a pilmore

An Emirates model is seen in the collection. While Kelly would have loved the opportunity to have become a pilot, sourcing rare model aircraft still took the Limerick man around the world. None of his 2,300 planes were produced in Ireland. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Model pilots are seen in a model plane. A friend said Kelly has spent 10,000 euros ($12,000) a year amassing the record haul. 


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Model pilots are seen in a model plane. A friend said Kelly has spent 10,000 euros ($12,000) a year amassing tmore

Model pilots are seen in a model plane. A friend said Kelly has spent 10,000 euros ($12,000) a year amassing the record haul. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A model of a NASA space shuttle. Living alone in his renovated farmhouse, Kelly said there were exhibitors on the other side of the world "that would do anything" to have the collection. Instead, he donated it closer to home.

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A model of a NASA space shuttle. Living alone in his renovated farmhouse, Kelly said there were exhibitors on more

A model of a NASA space shuttle. Living alone in his renovated farmhouse, Kelly said there were exhibitors on the other side of the world "that would do anything" to have the collection. Instead, he donated it closer to home. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A 1957 Aer Lingus route map is seen on display. "I think it's testament to the work he's done over the last 60 years and we are delighted that he has entrusted us to look after it for the next 100-years plus," said Niall Maloney, operations director at Shannon Airport.

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A 1957 Aer Lingus route map is seen on display. "I think it's testament to the work he's done over the last 60more

A 1957 Aer Lingus route map is seen on display. "I think it's testament to the work he's done over the last 60 years and we are delighted that he has entrusted us to look after it for the next 100-years plus," said Niall Maloney, operations director at Shannon Airport. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Pieces in the collection. The collector's favorite? A Boeing KC Tanker, one of only 10 made around the world.

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Pieces in the collection. The collector's favorite? A Boeing KC Tanker, one of only 10 made around the world. more

Pieces in the collection. The collector's favorite? A Boeing KC Tanker, one of only 10 made around the world. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A British Airways model. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A British Airways model. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A British Airways model. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Michael Kelly poses for a photograph. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Michael Kelly poses for a photograph. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Michael Kelly poses for a photograph. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A British Royal Navy helicopter model. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A British Royal Navy helicopter model. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A British Royal Navy helicopter model. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A piece in the collection. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A piece in the collection. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A piece in the collection. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A helicopter model in the collection. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A helicopter model in the collection. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A helicopter model in the collection. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A model in the collection. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A model in the collection. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A model in the collection. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A KC Tankard U.S. Air Force army model plane made by Skyline, one of 10 in existence. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A KC Tankard U.S. Air Force army model plane made by Skyline, one of 10 in existence. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A KC Tankard U.S. Air Force army model plane made by Skyline, one of 10 in existence. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A U.S. Navy VF-74 jet. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A U.S. Navy VF-74 jet. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A U.S. Navy VF-74 jet. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A model of an old American Airlines plane. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A model of an old American Airlines plane. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A model of an old American Airlines plane. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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A model of the Queen of England's former private aircraft. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A model of the Queen of England's former private aircraft. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A model of the Queen of England's former private aircraft. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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Pieces in the collection. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Pieces in the collection. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Pieces in the collection. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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