Aircraft Showcase April 1st
This is not an April Fool’s joke!! Join us and watch the Stearman, Boomerang & Spitfire take to the skies. With great Autumn weather predicted, it is the perfect time to visit the Museum for a Showcase Day that will not disappoint!
Remember, Aircraft Showcase is not just about the aircraft, it’s an interactive experience for the entire family to enjoy. There will be a pilot or special guest Q&A session “Winging It” in the morning prior to the flying program, and an Engineering Hangar talk after the flying, allowing spectators the opportunity to chat with the display pilots and engineers who keep some of the world’s rarest aircraft in flying condition.
Purchase tickets online by [clicking here]
DISCOVER DA VINCI MACHINES
1 September – 29 October 2017
Later this year the award-winning international touring exhibition “Da Vinci Machines” will be at the Temora Aviation Museum, the exhibition showcases 60 iconic machines & hands-on inventions inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings. The collection includes inventions such as the bicycle, scuba suit, hang-glider and aerial screw (the pre-cursor to the helicopter).
To purchase tickets, [click here]
* Ticket prices also include access to the Temora Aviation Museum’s Aircraft collection.
Aircraft Showcase Dates for 2017 Announced
The Temora Aviation Museum is pleased to announce the Aircraft Showcase schedule will continue up until the end of June 2017. Murray Kear, CEO of the Museum said “Over the last few months we have been busy planning for our events in 2017 and it has involved some great planning sessions with the pilots, crew and staff who have contributed so much to the Museum over many years.. This has resulted in so many great ideas to improve our events, and we hope to implement many of these throughout the year.
One thing is for certain, the Temora Aviation Museum will always remain as an operational/flying Museum and we are excited at the prospect of what that will look like as we move into the 2nd half of 2017. But for those planning a visit to the Museum for the 1st half of 2017 we are pleased to announce the following dates:
4/02/2017 – Spitfire, Hudson, Boomerang,Ryan, P40
18/02/2017 – Spitfire, Wirraway, Tiger Moth, Meteor
3/03/2017 to 5/03/2017 – Avalon Airshow
18/03/2017 – Cessna 0-2A, Ryan, Spitfire
1/04/2017 – Stearman, Boomerang, Spitfire
15/04/2017 – Meteor, Spitfire, Boomerang, Wirraway
6/05/2017 – Spitfire, Tiger Moth, Ryan, Hudson
20/05/2017 – Spitfire, Stearman, Cessna 0-2A
We would like to thank everyone for their patience as the Temora Aviation Museum team works through the detailed planning required in implementing the flying format for 2017 and beyond.
Wishing everyone a wonderful and happy Christmas, and a prosperous New Year.
The Temora Aviation Museum Team.
Scheduling of Warbirds Downunder Airshow
Planning for the next Warbirds Downunder Airshow in Temora NSW is about to commence said the Chief Executive Officer of the Temora Aviation Museum, Mr Murray Kear.
Mr Kear said “For those who attended the November 2015 event in Temora would know that it was a huge success, with over 20,000 people attending over the Friday evening and Saturday.
Those who attended would also know of the severe weather that was experienced on the Friday, and many have given their feedback regarding the best time of year to hold future Airshows”.
“As such we are considering all the comments and advice, as well as a review of known weather patterns and the scheduling of other state and regional events and are yet to set the date for the next Warbirds Downunder.
As there have also been some recent changes announced to the Leadership and Management of the Temora Aviation Museum, and with knowledge that an event as successful as Warbirds Downunder takes at least 12 months of dedicated planning, it was obvious that to attempt to run the event only 12 months from these changes, i.e. November 2017 would not be ideal”.
Mr Kear took up his position at the Museum on 1 October this year, when the former CEO, Mr Kenny Love moved to take up another position.
Mr Kear said that a decision and announcement about the date of the next Warbirds Downunder Airshow will be made in the next few months.
Now that November is upon us, we can put the very wet winter months behind us as we look forward to some fantastic flying weather for the remainder of the Aircraft Showcase schedule for 2016. It has been a difficult year weather wise, with a couple of events cancelled and some ordinary flying weather at times, but with only three Aircraft Showcase events remaining for 2016 and some great spring weather, now is the time to plan your next visit to the Temora Aviation Museum.
Saturday November 5th will be the “Trainers, Fighters & Bombers” themed Aircraft Showcase, spectators will see the Museum’s Spitfire, Hudson, Boomerang, Tiger Moth and Ryan take to the skies. We will welcome a special guest from New Zealand (Martin Reid) for the “Winging It” Q&A session. Martin was involved in the beautiful restoration an Avro Anson restoration which was completed in New Zealand. Although the aircraft itself won’t be in Temora, Martin will chat about the meticulous restoration of the Avro Anson as we take a look at some photos of the project. The Winging It presentation will kick off at 10.30am so make sure that you get there early.
As we do at every Aircraft Showcase event, after the flying displays, the aircraft will be towed in to the Museum’s maintenance hangar with the engineers and pilots on hand to give visitors that special experience of getting up close to the aircraft and chatting to the pilots and engineers. This is your opportunity to learn about what it takes to keep these remarkably restored aircraft, serviceable and flying.
The remaining two Aircraft Showcase events are scheduled for November 19th (Boomerang, Ryan, T-28, Lockheed 12 and Spitfire) and December 3rd (P-40 KittyHawk, Wirraway, Spitfire & Tiger Moth) check the Museum’s website for the details or phone us on 02 6977 1088.
Following unprecedented rain events experienced across Temora Shire and the Riverina, Temora Aviation Museum has decided to cancel the Aircraft Showcase event scheduled for Saturday October 1st.
Extensive flooding around the district has caused widespread damage to roads throughout the Shire. Currently parts of Temora Aerodrome are closed, and Temora Shire Council believes it is prudent to conduct analysis and testing of the runways and tarmac areas around the aerodrome to ensure pavements meet rated capacity and strength.
The Temora Aviation Museum fully supports Council’s proactive approach, and with more rainfall forecast for next week, the Museum believes this is the best way forward.
Recent activity by the engineering team has seen the Boomerang undergo its annual inspection in addition to major progress with the engine replacement for the Lockheed Hudson as the project nears its final stages. The Museum is open 10:00am to 4:00pm 7 days a week and visitors will have a chance to get a look at the initial Hudson engine runs in the coming week.
August gets off to a flying start with Aircraft Showcase “Fighters” on August 6th, the Spitfire, Wirraway and Doug Hamilton’s P-40 Kittyhawk will fill the winter skies over Temora for some fantastic aerobatic and handling displays. “Trainers to Fighters” Aircraft Showcase is scheduled for August 20th, a huge line up of Aircraft will include the Boomerang, Spitfire, Harvard, Ryan and Winjeel.
Aircraft Showcase is not just about the aircraft, it’s an interactive experience for the entire family to enjoy. With a pilot or special guest Q&A session “Winging It” in the morning prior to the flying program, and an Engineering Hangar talk after the flying allow spectators the opportunity to chat with the display pilots and engineers who keep some of the world’s rarest aircraft in flying condition.
50th Commemoration of the Battle of Long Tan
A national Vietnam War commemorative service will be held in Canberra on August 18th marking the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan which took place on 18 August 1966. It was the most costly single battle fought by Australian soldiers in the Vietnam War, involving 105 Australians and three New Zealanders from D Company 6RAR and more than 2,000 enemy troops. A total of 17 Australians were killed in action and 25 were wounded, one of whom later died of his wounds.
Temora Aviation Museum has been asked to take part in this commemoration and our engineering team has been working to bring our Vietnam workhorse, the Cessna O-2A “Oscar Deuce” back online for participation in a flypast. Our O-2A flew more than 4100 hours in military service and is painted in the markings of RAAF Flying Officer David Robson who was seconded to the United States Air Force as a Forward Air Controller during the Vietnam War. Under the call sign “Jade 07”, FLGOFF Robson flew over 240 missions and controlled over 80 air strikes in support of Australian troops.
For more information about the Commemoration of the Battle of Long Tan visit the Department of Veteran Affairs website.
2016 Open for Business Expo to be hosted at the Museum
The Temora Aviation Museum is pleased to announce that the Temora Business Enterprise Group (TBEG) will be holding their annual Open for Business Expo at the Museum next month, September 3rd. This of course coincides with Aircraft Showcase – Fighters to Bombers, so spectators attending Aircraft Showcase on that day will get the bonus of checking out the Expo and all of its offerings.
The 2016 Open for Business Expo aims to provide all attendees with a deeper knowledge of what is available locally. With a mix of stall holders ranging from schools, community groups and health care facilities, to food and beverage vendors, real estate agents and retailers, the 2016 Open for Business Expo welcomes all visitors and local residents to come along, explore, and discover something you didn’t know about the Temora business community!
Museum Marketing Manager Peter Harper said, “The Museum is excited to partner with TBEG in bringing the Expo to the local community and also the wider community, including those visiting the Museum and Temora for the first time. The Temora business community has so much to offer, so it is a great opportunity to display this at the Museum in conjunction with Aircraft Showcase”.
Matt Hall Returns to Fly Spitfire
The Museum welcomes Red Bull Air Race Pilot, Matt Hall, back to Temora as he takes a break from the Air Race season. Whist not getting the result he had hoped for in Spielberg, Hall has his sights set on a successful campaign in the next race at Chiba. Before setting off for China, Hall will visit the Museum to fly the MkVIII Spitfire as part of Aircraft Showcase on May 21st.
WWII Fighters is the theme and in addition to seeing Red Bull pilot Matt Hall display the Museum’s Spitfire, spectators will be treated to flying displays from the Wirraway, Boomerang and Doug Hamilton’s newly restored P-40N Kittyhawk. The P-40N features on the cover of the latest Flightpath magazine which includes the full story on its restoration. For more details or to subscribe to Flightpath magazine CLICK HERE
To get the complete Aircraft Showcase experience visitors are encouraged to stay after flying has completed and chat with the pilots and the engineering team as part of Engineering Talk. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the aircraft maintenance operations at the Museum and the projects currently taking place within the engineering facility. Tickets are available to purchase ONLINE or you can purchase them upon you arrival at the Museum.
Aircraft Showcase Dates Announced
The remainder of the 2016 Aircraft Showcase dates have been released this week complete with the aircraft we are planning to fly on each day. So take a look at the schedule and start planning your trip to Aircraft Showcase and Temora. For more details about Aircraft Showcase and to view the schedule CLICK HERE
Shoot! Warbird Photography
The Museum’s next Shoot! Photography workshop will take place from May 20th – 22nd as aviation photography enthusiasts from all over the NSW make their way to Temora to participate in this unique and popular experience.
SHOOT! is a series of unique warbird photography workshops designed for photographers of all abilities. Whether you’re a hobbyist, student, emerging or professional photographer, Shoot! provides an opportunity to capture stunning images from exclusive vantage points and advance your technical ability.
To find out more about the Shoot! Warbird Photography workshops CLICK HERE
Temora Aviation Museum Proudly Supports Anzac Day Services across the Riverina
Five Temora Aviation Museum aircraft will take part in Anzac Day ceremonies across the Riverina this Anzac Day by performing fly-pasts in honour of the men and woman who served our great country throughout the generations. The Temora Aviation Museum’s Supermarine Mk VIII Spitfire, Australian built CAC Boomerang and Wirraway, and the Ryan will all take part in addition to the de Havilland Tiger Moth which actually served at Temora training pilots for WWII. Temora Aviation Museum aircraft will participate in Anzac Day services at Temora, Springdale, Ardlethan, Ariah Park, Coolamon, Ganmain, Wagga Wagga, Junee, Uranquinty, The Rock, Naranderra, Leeton and Yenda.
Temora Aviation Museum Chief Executive Kenny Love said “Each and every year the Museum looks forward to participating in Anzac Day ceremonies across the region which enables the Museum to honour the Men and Women who served Australia in times of conflict and peace. This is a core value of Temora Aviation Museum’s, and every Anzac Day provides the opportunity for us to remember and recognise all who have served in defence of our Nation.
The Temora Aviation Museum collects and maintains in airworthy condition, historical military aircraft types flown by, or in conjunction with, Australian military forces. The Museum aims to honour men and women, like the many Anzacs, who contributed during times of war. As part of this acknowledgment the Museum has interviewed hundreds of ex-service men and women as part of the Museum’s ‘Unsung Heroes’ project. This exhibition provides a biographical database which documents the stories and recollections that are vital to the pioneering spirit of Australia’s military aviation heritage.
As a sign of respect, the Museum will not open to the public until midday on Anzac Day.
This Sunday, 13th March, aircraft from the Temora Aviation Museum will participate in the 2016 Tyabb Airshow – Winged Warriors. The Tyabb Airshow is a biennial event operated by the Peninsula Aero Club in Victoria. The entire event is staged by the club members, all of whom are volunteers and the Museum has been supporting this airshow since its inception.
Winged Warriors will present yesteryear’s battle wagons. They’ll be put through their paces, to thrill and to remind us of how it used to be. Some of them are very rare, so rare that they are the only ones in existence. They’re not museum pieces, but the real deal. They’ll all be flying. Be moved by the sounds of the Rolls Royce Merlins, the enormous Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial of the Corsair and get the flutters when a Vietnam era Bell Huey helicopter beats a path to the airfield. The Australian Defence Force will be there with some of their latest technology, both on the ground and in the air and the show will include nail-biting performances from our aerobatic champs. On the ground will be a static display of antique aircraft from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s accompanied by a bevy of classic cars. For More Information about the airshow, check out their website.
Both of the Temora Aviation Museums Spitfires will be attending as well as the CA-13 Boomerang. As always the weather is playing havoc with travel plans but it is anticipated that these aircraft will be away from Temora from Saturday to Monday.
Next Aircraft Showcase Flying Day
The next day that the Museum aircraft will be flying here at Temora is Saturday March 19th. Aircraft Showcase – WWII Fighters, is your opportunity to see iconic World War II era fighters take to the sky as they demonstrate their flying capability. The Supermarine Spitfire, CA-13 Boomerang, CA-16 Wirraway and the North American Harvard will all be flying showcasing our history.
Visitors wanting the full Aircraft Showcase experience are encouraged to hang around and chat with the engineering team as part of Engineering Talk, this is your opportunity to learn more about the aircraft maintenance operations here at the Museum and the projects currently taking place in the engineering facility.
For all upcoming Aircraft Showcase flying dates visit the Museum website.
Warbirds Downunder 2015 DVD
Re-live all of the excitement of Warbirds Downunder 2015 with your very own copy of the Official Warbirds Downunder 2015 DVD.
This 60 minute DVD features all of the aircraft sorties of the day, utilising multiple camera angles to capture the action inside the cockpit as well as air-to-air and ground to air footage.
Additional bonus material is included on the DVD featuring extended interviews and special behind the scenes content. This professionally edited production will provide dynamic footage for your viewing pleasure.
80th Anniversary of the Spitfire to be commemorated this Saturday at Aircraft Showcase
“At 4.30pm on 5th March 1936 the prototype Supermarine Spitfire piloted by “Mutt” Summers took off on its maiden flight from Eastleigh Aerodrome, Southampton, heralding a new era in the history of the RAF and in aircraft design. The Spitfire was revolutionary for its day and it was R.J Mitchell, whose experience in high speed aircraft design through the Schneider Trophy seaplanes, who brought together all the technological advances it incorporated.
Mitchell continued to refine the aircraft’s design until his untimely death in 1937, with this design evolution eventually ran to twenty four different marks powered by both the Rolls Royce Merlin and Griffon engines. Point defence interceptor, fighter bomber, high altitude unarmed reconnaissance aircraft, bomber escort and more, the Spitfire flew with over thirty six air arms from its introduction with No.19 Squadron RAF at Duxford in 1938 until its withdrawal in June 1957.
Even then it was not over as a Spitfire flew trials against the supersonic English Electric Lightning jet fighter in 1962. Gaining its legendary status during the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire flew on every continent and in combat theatres throughout Europe, Russia, The Mediterranean, China/Burma/India and the Pacific.
The RAAF operated over 650 Mk.V and Mk.VIII Spitfires in the defence of Australia and through the North Western areas against Japanese forces. Australian household names such as Bobby Gibbes, Clive Caldwell and Bluey Truscott all flew the Spitfire on operations both in Australia and overseas.
Today two airworthy Spitfires remain in Australia; both are part of the collection of the Temora Aviation Museum. This Saturday, on the exact date of the 80th Anniversary of the Spitfire’s first flight, the Museum will be flying both the MkVIII and MkXVI Spitfires to commemorate this historic event.
You can pre-purchase tickets for this Saturdays Aircraft Showcase on the website or tickets can be purchased at the door.
Last chance to secure your spot in the April Shoot! Photography Workshops
Shoot! is designed for photographers of all abilities, whether you’re a hobbyist, student, emerging or professional photographer.
Hosted at the Temora Aviation Museum, you will receive hands-on tuition from Internationally acclaimed photographer, Penelope Beveridge. Shoot! 3 day courses provide access to a range of Warbirds, with special locations and lighting conditions, whilst educating photographers with the best techniques for achieving great aviation photography.
The first two dates for the 2016 are:
- April 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Mk I) [only 5 spaces left]
- May 20th, 21st, 22nd (Mk II) [only 3 spaces left]
RAAF Sabre Update
Following the 2015 Avalon Airshow, RAAF Sabre A94-983 was removed from flying status due to the ejection seat manufacturer withdrawing support for all historic ejection seats. As the Air Force’s policy is to only operate the aircraft with a serviceable ejection seat, it means that the aircraft will be not be flown until a solution is found.
The RAAF and TAM are currently working with Martin-Baker to determine what suitable options may be available regarding the installation of a more modern seat in the Sabre. The aircraft continues to receive regular servicing by the Temora Aviation Museum Engineering Team which includes engine runs, taxi checks and jacking the aircraft to cycle system hydraulics.
The Temora Aviation Museum is making final preparations for Warbirds Downunder 2015 this Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November.
After more than 18 months of planning, the staff, crew and volunteers of the Temora Aviation Museum are now in the final stages of preparation for Warbirds Downunder 2015, which will take place this Friday and Saturday.
Warbirds Downunder will feature ex-military aircraft from as far away as South East Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland providing visitors with the opportunity to get up close to some rare aircraft. The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, also known as HARS, will be allowing guests to walk through their Lockheed Super Constellation and the RAAF C-130 Hercules will also be open for inspection.
The flying program for Friday and Saturday has been finalised with an exciting line-up of performers scheduled to entertain and educate visitors. Strong support from the RAAF has brought to Temora the RAAF Roulettes, F/A-18 Hornet, C-130 Hercules, C-17 Globemaster, Wedgetail and King Air aircraft while HARS is bringing the Connie, Catalina Flying Boat, Caribou and C-47. Adding to the contingent of large aircraft are Spitfires, Mustangs, Kittyhawks, Yaks, Nanchangs, Winjeels, CT-4’s, Boomerang, Hudson, Meteor, Sabre, Corsair and many, many more. There are a total of 67 aircraft displaying their capabilities in the program as well as over 150 general aviation and business aircraft that are expected to attend as aviators from around Australia make good use of Temora’s Aerodrome and high quality aviation facilities.
“The detail which has gone into preparing for Warbirds Downunder 2015 is extraordinary with a focus on ensuring that every visitor who comes through the gate has the best experience possible” said the Museum’s Chief Executive, Kenny Love. “Warbirds Downunder 2015 is a world class display of vintage and historic aircraft complimented by the modern RAAF fleet including the Hornet. Once again we are implementing a Veteran’s Retreat where Veterans will be able to relax and catch up with mates. There are plenty of activities for the entire family including fun for the little aviators with free kid’s jumping castles and pedal cars available.”
Temperatures this Friday are ideal for the scheduled Evening Airshow as the cooler night air rolls in for that perfect sunset sky and Saturday’s forecast is idyllic with a top of 26 degrees and clear skies.
Tickets are now available online for this event. More information about Warbirds Downunder can be found on the website at www.warbirdsdownunderairshow.com.au.
The Temora Aviation Museum is excited to confirm that Graham Hosking’s F4U-5N Corsair and Judy Pay’s CAC Mustang, Curtiss P-40F Warhawk and T-6 Harvard will fly up from Tyabb, Victoria to star in a line-up of 70 aircraft in the Warbirds Downunder Airshow at Temora Aviation Museum on November 20 & 21.
World renowned warbird restorer Judy Pay operates the Old Aeroplane Company at Tyabb Victoria which has returned to the air many significant WWII aircraft over the years. Three of her aircraft are traveling to Temora for Warbirds Downunder; these include the Australian built CAC Mustang, North American T-6 Harvard and her ultra-rare P-40F Warhawk. Judy’s Warhawk was recovered to Australia from Vanuatu in 1989 where it went through several decades of restoration which turned it into one of the world’s most authentic P-40 examples. The complex restoration process was hindered by the aircrafts uniqueness and rarity; it remains as one of only two airworthy Merlin powered P-40 Warhawks in the world.
Graham Hosking’s Chance Vought F4U-5N Corsair represents a type that has earned an exceptional reputation rarely surpassed in the annals of aviation history. This revered warbird continues to be deemed by some as one of the greatest combat aircraft ever built, famous for fighting through W.W.II, Korea, and conflicts in South America in the 1960s. Graham’s Corsair was extensively restored over a 17 year period which led Graham around the world in search of parts, patterns and documentation for this historic aircraft. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney R2800 Double Wasp radial engine which gave the aircraft exceptional combat performance particularly in the hot and humid climates of the South Pacific.
When asked about his much anticipated visit Graham had this to say, “ The Corsair has just come online after a longer than anticipated 17 year restoration, after much hard work and five trips overseas to acquire parts from all over the world, the Corsair has been completed and ready to display at Warbirds Downunder 2015. The aircraft had its first public display a few weeks ago at a Point Cook RAAF Museum Interactive Display but Warbirds Downunder will be its first major public appearance in 17 years. I have entrusted Peter Clements as the pilot and we are both very much looking forward to Warbirds Downunder in just over a weeks time.”
Temora Aviation Museum (TAM) Chief Executive, Kenny Love said “we are really excited about Judy’s and Graham’s participation in Warbirds Downunder this year. We have some wonderful friends around Australia and we are very fortunate to have a great friendship with both Judy and Graham that means we support each other’s events and airshows. We deeply appreciate them bringing their rare aircraft to Temora and can’t wait to see these aircraft flying in the Warbirds Downunder Airshow with our own aircraft”.
Warbirds Downunder will take place over two days on November 20 & 21 2015 and will feature not only the Temora Aviation Museum’s aircraft collection including two Spitfires, Hudson, Meteor and Boomerang, but also the RAAF Roulettes six ship formation aerobatic team, and many more visiting antique and warbird aircraft including a F4U Corsair, T-28 Trojans and a Grumman TBM Avenger. The RAAF F/A-18 Hornet will fly in the show, a second Hornet will be on the ground for close up viewing by visitors. It is planned that 70 aircraft will take to the skies over the two day airshow.
Warbirds Downunder has been supported by the NSW Government as part of its Regional Flagship Events Program. Tickets are now available online for this event. More information about Warbirds Downunder can be found on the website at www.warbirdsdownunderairshow.com.au
The Temora Aviation Museum welcomes the Southern Knights Formation Aerobatic Team to fly as part of Warbirds Downunder at Temora Aviation Museum on November 20th & 21st, 2015.
The Southern Knights Formation Aerobatic Team came together in 1997 and have since performed at numerous airshows around Australia. The team is made up of some of the most experienced warbird aviators in Australia and includes Guy Bourke, Doug Hamilton, Steve Death, Peter Clements and Darcy O’Connor. The Southern Knights fly a precision display showcasing the demanding skills required when flying in close formation.
The four ship routine consists of privately owned WWII T-6 Harvards/Texans. The T-6, which is often referred to as “the pilot maker”, is a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Force, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and the 1950s. Designed by North American Aviation and powered by a 600 horsepower, nine cylinder Pratt & Whitney radial engine, the T-6 is known by a variety of designations depending on the model and operating air force. More than 15,000 of the various models were constructed throughout a ten year production run.
Southern Knights pilot and T-6 Harvard owner Steve Death said “The Temora Aviation Museum’s Warbirds Downunder is the place to be to see magnificent warbirds and great flying. It is an absolute thrill to bring the Southern Knights together to perform for all those that attend. Our team is really looking forward to Warbirds Downunder 2015 and being a key part of this world class event”.
Warbirds Downunder is a marquee event for the Riverina region which attracts warbird and antique aircraft from around Australia providing a significant boost for the Temora and Riverina economy. Warbirds Downunder will take place on November 20th & 21st, and will feature the Temora Aviation Museum’s aircraft collection including two Spitfires, Hudson, Meteor and Boomerang plus a number of visiting antique and warbird aircraft. The RAAF will be supporting with the Roulettes performing a six ship formation aerobatic routine, plus two F/A-18 Hornets, C17 Globe Master and an E-7A Wedge Tail flypast.
Tickets are now available online for this event. More information about Warbirds Downunder can be found on the website at www.warbirdsdownunderairshow.com.au.
The Temora Aviation Museum welcomes HARS to Warbirds Downunder at Temora Aviation Museum on November 20th & 21st, 2015.
HARS crews will make the flight to Temora from their base at the Illawarra Regional Airport for Warbirds Downunder with four of Australia’s largest warbirds, the Super Constellation, the DHC Caribou, the Douglas C-47 and the PBY Catalina Flying Boat. All four aircraft will take part in Warbirds Downunder Airshow and will also be available to view as static displays.
The Lockheed Super Constellation, ‘Connie’, is considered to be one of the most graceful aircraft ever produced and is an icon of Australia’s introduction to luxury air travel reducing the flight to London along the famous “Kangaroo Route” to a mere four days. Constellations also saw extensive military service as troop transports with some equipped with powerful radar systems and utilised in an airborne early warning role. The HARS Connie will be taking part in the Friday even program at Warbirds Downunder.
The Caribou was first delivered to the RAAF in April 1964 and after 45 years of proud Australian service; it was retired at the end of 2009. Operated by Number 38 Squadron, based in Townsville, the Caribou has supported ADF operations throughout the South West Pacific and in South East Asia. The Caribou saw active service in Vietnam until 1972. HARS flys their aircraft as a tribute to all RAAF service people who were involved with Caribous throughout the years and, in particular, the Vietnam Veterans who operated or were carried in theatre during the Vietnam War. On November 20 & 21 spectators will be able have a close encounter with the Caribou at Warbirds Downunder as it will be open for visitors to walk through.
The PBY Catalina was the most successful flying boat produced with a production run spanning 10 years and 3300 aircraft. Designed as a Patrol Bomber, it could be configured with torpedoes, bombs, depth charges, and .50 calibre machine guns. The HARS Catalina is painted in the famous “Black Cat” markings which were used to search for Japanese ships at night. Catalinas were instrumental in rescuing downed aircrew or Navy personnel in distress by utilising their floating hulls to land in the open water.
HARS President Bob De La Hunty, OAM said “we have always admired and support everything the Temora Aviation Museum has embarked on and are delighted to be able to be involved with this magnificent event. Warbirds Downunder 2015 will be possibly one of the finest line up of warbird aircraft assembled in Australia, to be able to get Connie, the Catalina, DC-3, and the Caribou aircraft out of the Illawarra for thousands of spectators to see reminds us why we do what we do”.
Warbirds Downunder is a major event for the Riverina region which attracts Ex-Military Warbird, Antique and current serving Military aircraft from around Australia providing significant financial benefits to the Temora and Riverina economy. Warbirds Downunder will take place on November 20 & 21 2015 and will feature the Temora Aviation Museum’s aircraft collection including two Spitfires, Hudson and Meteor plus a number of visiting antique and warbird aircraft including Avenger, Mustangs, Harvards and Trojans. The RAAF will support Warbirds Downunder with the Roulettes six ship formation aerobatic routine, F/A-18 Hornet demonstration, C-17 and E-7 Wedgetail flypast plus historic aircraft.
More information about Warbirds Downunder can be found on the website at www.warbirdsdownunderairshow.com.au.
The Temora Aviation Museum is excited to announce that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have confirmed their support for Warbirds Downunder 2015 on November 20th and 21st at the Temora Aerodrome.
Warbirds Downunder 2015 will host Air Force aircraft which range from the earliest form of aviation, a hot air balloon, through to the most advanced, cutting edge technology in the world, the E-7A Wedgetail. The RAAF will attend Warbirds Downunder with a total of 17 aircraft that will be displayed during the flying program and on the ground. RAAF aircraft will join with the Temora Aviation Museum’s collection and other warbird and antique aircraft from around Australia to make Warbirds Downunder one of the most significant airshows in Australia.
RAAF Aircraft – Friday
• Hot Air Balloon (flying/tethered)
• CT-4 (flying)
• Winjeel (flying)
• Roulette precision aerobatic team (six flying and one static PC9A)
• F/A-18A Hornet (two flying aircraft in formation with warbird aircraft)
• E-7A Wedgetail (flypast)
RAAF Aircraft – Saturday
• Hot Air Balloon (flying/tethered)
• CT-4 (flying)
• Winjeel (flying)
• Roulette precision aerobatic team (six flying and one static – PC9A)
• F/A-18A Hornet (solo flying display + formation with warbird aircraft)
• F/A-18A Hornet (static display)
• E-7A Wedgetail (flypast)
• C-130J Transport (static display)
• C-17 Transport (flypast)
• King Air VIP aircraft (static)
Museum President and Founder Mr David Lowy AM said, “We have a great working relationship with the RAAF Museum and RAAF, there is a great deal of goodwill between the personnel and significant benefits for both organisations. We are very proud that they are able to provide Warbirds Downunder with such incredible support.”
Warbirds Downunder 2015 is a two day event which will take place Friday evening November 20th and Saturday November 21st on the Temora NSW Aerodrome featuring a wide variety of antique and ex-military aircraft from around Australia. Participating aircraft include WWII Spitfires, P-40 Kittyhawks, CAC Boomerang and Lockheed Hudson plus Meteor and CAC Sabre and a range of vintage trainers and antique aircraft. Tickets are now available online for this event. More information about Warbirds Downunder can be found on the Museum’s website at www.warbirdsdownunderairshow.com.au
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Warbirds Downunder Airshow 2015
Order now for free shipping Re-live all of the excitement of Warbirds Downunder 2015 with your very own copy of the Official Warbirds Downunder 2015 DVD. This 60 minute DVD will feature all of the aircraft sorties of the day, utilising multiple camera angles to capture the action inside the cockpit as well as air-to-air and ground to air footage. Additional bonus material will be included on the DVD featuring extended interviews and special behind the scenes content.
This professionally edited production will provide dynamic footage for your viewing pleasure. Production of the DVD will be complete and shipped via Australia Post from Temora by 15th December 2015 in time for you to receive it for Christmas 2015, making this a perfect present for that someone special.
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Purchase Warbirds Downunder Tickets Today!
Warbirds Downunder will be held on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st November 2015 and early bird pricing is still available, so to avoid paying a premium for your Warbirds Downunder 2015 tickets ensure that you purchase them before the airshow. Tickets can be purchased:
- online: www.ticketdirect.com.au
- by phone: 1 300 798 550
- in person: at Museum gift shop or Ticket Direct outlet.
For more information about Warbirds Downunder and purchasing tickets please visit our website. www.warbirdsdownunderairshow.com.au.
Squadron Tent Barracks & Airfield Campsites
If you have a swag, tent, campervan, caravan or motorhome and airfield camping is what you are looking for, you can purchase your campsite whilst purchasing your Airshow tickets. Don’t own a tent or caravan but still want to stay on the airfield? No problem, Squadron Tent Barracks is the answer providing you with that “Glamping” experience with the convenience of staying on the airfield a short walk from the entrance gate. Visit the Warbirds Downunder website www.warbirdsdownunderairshow.com.au for more information and to purchase your tickets.