After arriving home from the Australian International Airshow in Victoria, all of us here at the Museum have turned our focus to our Aircraft Showcase program coming up this weekend which will feature the Spitfire and the Museum’s trainers, Ryan and Tiger Moth.
The current high pressure system over this region has been producing some glorious weather and this Saturday will be no exception. It is sure to be a perfect day for flying in these open cockpit trainers and the Supermarine Spitfire.
Gates open at 10am.
The Temora Aviation Museum would like to thank everyone involved in ensuring a successful campaign for the Australian International Airshow 2013. The Museum’s Meteor, Hudson, Spitfire Mk VIII, Boomerang and the RAAF Sabre all took part in this extraordinary bi-annual airshow which was held on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of March attracting over 180,000 visitors.
Our Warbirds were a popular attraction both on the ground and in the air as they performed some of the most incredible formation flying ever seen in this country. Avalon 2013 provided a great opportunity for the Museum to showcase the historically significant collection of aircraft as well as promoting to aviation enthusiasts the benefits of a visit to the Museum.
If you were at the Airshow and visited our promotions trailer, you may have been lucky enough to enter your name in the draw for free tickets to the Warbirds Downunder 2013 which is to be held on the 2nd November here at Temora. The winners of these general admission tickets were Michael Basins, Jayden Boyde, Tony Brook, Andrew Bevan, Reg Hough, Frank Robinson, Kevin Schramm, Mike Schaffer, Mark Tyzzer and Jesse Oweng. Congratulations to you all. We will be in contact with you soon with all of the details and we look forward to seeing you on 2nd November.
Warbirds Downunder 2013
Now is the time to mark the 2nd November in your calendar and plan your trip for Warbirds Downunder 2013. Plans are well underway for an action packed flying program as well as displays on the ground. It is hoped the flying program will be even bigger than 2011 when over 50 sorties were flown during this single day airshow.
Squadron Tent City
Accommodation in Temora during Airshows can be difficult to get – so this year we are trialling another option for those who would like to stay at the airfield and avoid the traffic when arriving and leaving the Airshow on the day.
New in 2013, the Squadron Tent Barracks is a temporary on-site accommodation facility consisting of cabin style tents tall enough to stand up in. Each tent will be set up before you arrive and feature an awning, internal lighting, carpet on the floor, camp style beds and roll up screened windows – all you need to bring is your linen (sleeping bag and pillow), towels, camping chairs and personal items!
The beds are camp style stretcher beds that come complete with a mattress which will ensure both a good night’s rest, and adequate storage room under your bed for your camping essentials. For more details and bookings **Click Here**
|Mar 16||Aircraft Showcase – Spitfire & Trainers||Spitfire, Ryan, Tiger Moth|
|Apr 6||Aircraft Showcase – WWII Pacific Theatre||Sabre, Spitfire, Wirraway, Hudson|
|Apr 20||Aircraft Showcase – Trainers to Fighters||Spitfire, Boomerang, Tiger Moth, Ryan|
|May 4||Aircraft Showcase – Bomber/Attack||Hudson, A37B, T-28, Sabre|
|May 18||Aircraft Showcase – Fighters||Spitfire, Meteor, Boomerang, A37B|
|Jun 1||Aircraft Showcase – Trainers to Fighters||Spitfire, Wirraway, Birddog, J-3, Harvard, Ryan|
|Jun 15||Aircraft Showcase – WWII to Vietnam||Spitfire, Tiger Moth, Hudson, A37B|
|Jul 6||Aircraft Showcase – North American Aviation||Spitfire, Harvard, T-28, Sabre|
|Jul 20||Aircraft Showcase – Fighters||Spitfire, Meteor, A37B|
|Aug 3||Aircraft Showcase – CAC Australian Made||Boomerang, Wirraway, Winjeel, Ceres, Sabre|
|Aug 17||Aircraft Showcase – Vietnam, Long Tan||A37B, Birddog, Cessna O-2A, T-28|
|Sep 7||Aircraft Showcase – Frontline Fighters||Spitfire, P-40, Boomerang, Sabre|
|Sep 21||Aircraft Showcase – WWII Pacific Theatre||Hudson, Wirraway, Spitfire|
|Oct 5||Aircraft Showcase – Fighters||Boomerang, Sabre, Meteor|
|Oct 19||No Aircraft Showcase|
|Nov 2||Warbirds Downunder 2013||See TAM Website for details|
|Nov 16||No Aircraft Showcase||Temora 1000 Time Trials|
|Dec 7||Aircraft Showcase – Pearl Harbor||P-40, Ryan, Wirraway, Spitfire|
|Dec 21||No Aircraft Showcase|
|Jan 4||No Aircraft Showcase|
The Spitfire Mk VIII is rapidly going back together after the rebuild of its engine mount, renewing of some plumbing and repair of its main fuel tanks. A fresh Merlin engine is currently being fitted to the airframe and the propeller is being overhauled in the UK. The Engineering team is working towards returning the Mk VIII to the air in October.
This Saturday, September 8th, will see the 2012 Coates Hire Temora 1000 event held here on the aerodrome. Access to the event will be via the Temora Aviation Museum and visitors can expect to see over 80 cars participate in the point to point single car sprint down runway 18/36 for a distance of 1000 meters. The event also includes a Show’n’Shine which will be staged on the Museum’s tarmac. The weather forecast for Saturday is favourable and with the aircraft collection in the Display Hangar and the fast paced action on the runway, it is sure to be a day which will not disappoint. Gates open at 7am.
Aircraft Showcase – Fighters
Our next Aircraft Showcase will be held on Saturday September 15th and will explore the Fighter theme with special remembrance paid to the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Making up the flying program for the day will be Harvard’s, Spitfire, Meteor, Boomerang and Cessna A-37B Dragonfly.
The Temora Aviation Museum will be hosting a special guest during this Aircraft Showcase. The Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, will be attending the event as part of a two day visit to Temora Shire. Ms Bryce will tour the Museum buildings prior to witnessing the aircraft flying displays.
Ms Bryce will attend a Fundraising dinner for the Temora & District Education Fund (TDEF) to be held in the Museum’s Display Hangar on the Saturday evening. The Temora & District Education Fund was established to provide much needed financial assistance and support to local youth to help them achieve their post high school education, training and vocation aspirations. Temora & District Education Fund fundraises throughout the year and accepts donations but receives no government funding. Temora Aviation Museum Founder and President, Mr David Lowy AM will be the guest speaker at the TDEF dinner and guests will be treated to the musical talents of local band Kiss My Brass.
Tickets are still available for this event with the details as follows:
Date: Saturday, September 15
Venue: Temora Aviation Museum Display Hangar
Tickets $70 per person, including a two course dinner.
Tickets available Temora Shire Council 02 6980 1100
Aircraft Showcase – Vietnam
Are you looking for something action packed? Why not join us for one of our Aircraft Showcase Days? These enjoyable days have been planned to provide you with an up close and personal experience and the program this Saturday, February 18th, will be no exception with five aircraft taking to the skies.
The flying program for this Saturday pays tribute to the operations of the RAAF, Australian pilots and support personnel during the Vietnam War. The Museum will fly two of the aircraft from the collection being the Cessna O-2A, which was flown by Australian pilots in the Forward Air Control operations, and the Cessna A-37B Dragonfly which carried out ground attack missions in support of Australian ground troops.
To add to the action we will be joined by Gordon Glynn’s Cessna O-1 Birddog, Steve Death’s T-28 Trojan and an awesome display from the Royal Australian Navy Historic Flight Huey helicopter. The Huey will demonstrate its manoeuvrability and capability in the air and for those of you who have never seen one in action it is a ‘must see’.
This flying line up of aircraft is sure to please all who come along and don’t forget you can stay after the flying ends to have a chat with our experienced team of Engineers and Pilots. Aircraft Showcase is a great day out for the family so pack up the kids and head out to Temora.
Following our very successful official launch which was attended by the Hon. Adrian Piccoli MP in December 2011 we were featured on the front cover of the N.S.W. History Teachers Association’s quarterly journal Teaching History. With the advent of the new school year Temora Aviation Museum is excited and ready for the students to visit us on school excursions during 2012.
Our new education programs have been created to challenge students to learn from history so that they can make informed decisions in the present and for the future. The program content makes the most of our incredible collection of historical ex-military Australian aircraft and engages students to make history relevant.
Each program includes a comprehensive Teachers Resource Kit with:
· suggested pre visit and post visit activities
· explicit Outcomes and links to Key Learning Areas
· outline of the experience components
· bibliography and a list of suggested resources
· worksheets for students
Vacancies are filling fast so to avoid disappointment we encourage you to call and reserve your class’ excursion soon. For more information visit our website or call 02 6977 1088 and ask to speak to our Education Co-ordinator.
Announcing 2012 Showcase Dates and Themes
Mark the diary for your regular trip to Temora Aviation Museum’s Aircraft Showcase Days.
Feb 18th, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – Korea to Vietnam
Cessna O-1, Cessna O-2A, A-37B Dragonfly, T-28, Huey
Mar 3rd, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – Trainer to Jets
Wirraway, Ryan, Meteor
Mar 17th, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – Fighters
Spitfire, Boomerang, Sabre, P-40
Apr 7th, 2012 No Aircraft Showcase
NATFLY here at Temora Aerodrome
Apr 21st, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – Three Conflicts
Spitfire, Hudson, A-37, Sabre
May 5th, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – Australian Frontline
Spitfire, Boomerang, Meteor, Harvard
May 19th, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – WWII to Korea
Tiger Moth, Wirraway, Ryan, Sabre
Jun 2nd, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – Pacific Theatre
Spitfire, Hudson, Ryan, P-40
Jun 16th, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – Korean Conflict
Cessna O-1, Harvard, Meteor, Sabre
Showcase Day Dates for 2012
Aircraft Showcase Days have finished for 2011 but will return to the skies above TemoraAviationMuseumon January 21st 2012 with Aircraft Showcase – British Built featuring the Tiger Moth, Spitfire and Meteor. Aircraft Showcase dates up to October 2012 have now been published on our website so start planning your next trip to Temora to see these magnificent machines in the air.
Warbirds Downunder 2011
The inaugural Warbirds Downunder 2011 Airshow was a huge success. Despite the unseasonable heat and dust the day was enjoyed by a huge crowd of visitors, pilots and aircraft owners.
Firstly we must say thank you to all those who brought their aircraft to Temora to participate in the historic lineup of flying displays. All up we had 53 aircraft take part in the flying which ran on time and flawlessly. Without the genorosity of other aircraft owners, an event of this scale would not be possible.
Secondly we want to thank you, our visitors, for attending the Warbirds Downunder Airshow. We know you put alot of time and effort into travelling to Temora but it is seeing the enjoyment that you get from watching history come alive that encourages us to keep going and make the events better each time.
Lastly, we want to acknowledge the staff, crew and volunteers who spent countless hours preparing for and cleaning up after Warbirds Downunder 2011. This airshow was undoubtably our biggest challenge to date and your dedication and effort are greatly appreciated.
We haven’t set the date for the next Warbirds Downunder Airshow yet, but when we do it will be announced to our email newsletter subscribers first – so stay tuned.
Christmas is getting very close and for those of you who are still struggling to find that special something, we suggest you check out our online merchandise. We have a huge range of aviation gift items to suit men, women and children of all ages. We ship within one day and all payments are secure.
TheTemora Aviation Museum has added some additional aircraft to the flying program for this Saturdays Aircraft Showcase. Visitors will be treated to the scheduled Tiger Moth and Spitfire as well as the Meteor and three visiting Harvard’s.Alan Clementswill make his way to Temora for the day to fly the Gloster Meteor while Doug Hamilton, Steve Death and David Salter will all be flying their Harvard’s to Temora to join the show.
Temora has been producing some spectacular early spring weather and Saturday will be no exception with a beautiful and sunny 21°C day on the forecast so flying conditions are sure to please those visitors who make their way to Temora.
Warbirds Downunder 2011 Airshow
The Warbirds Downunder 2011 Airshow is coming up and ticket sales are in full swing. For those of you who wish to purchase GoldPasstickets now is the time! Gold Pass tickets are limited and there are not many left so get online and purchase yours today. General Admission tickets are also available online, so to save lining up on the day purchase your tickets now. For more information about Warbirds Downunder or to purchase tickets visit our website.
The Warbirds Downunder 2011 Airshow will be a spectacular event both on the ground and in the air. Ground display vendors will focus on various activities to entertain visitors including exhibits from Defence Recruiting, RAAF Hot Air Balloon, vintage and military vehicles, heritage fighter gear and equipment, Air Force Connect, jumping castles and face painting.
Whether we want to admit it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. The Museum Gift Shop is well stocked with everything the aviation enthusiast in your life could wish for. Visit the Gift Shop while you are here this weekend or click on the link below to take you to easy online shopping.
Visit our online shop to check out our great variety of DVDs, books, caps, clothing, toys, jewellery and giftware.
Upcoming Flying Dates
Sep 17th, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Battle of Britain Tiger Moth, Spitfire, Meteor, Harvard’s x 3
Oct 1st, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Trainers Tiger Moth, Wirraway, Ryan, Meteor
Oct 15th, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Pacific Theatre Spitfire, Boomerang, Hudson
Nov 5th, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Scale Modellers Tiger Moth, Wirraway, Boomerang
Nov 19th, 2011 Warbirds Downunder 2011 Airshow
Dec 3rd, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Pearl Harbour / USA Ryan, Hudson
Dec 17th, 2011 No Showcase Day Merry Christmas
Jan 7th, 2012 No Showcase Day Happy New Year
Jan 21st, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – Australian Made Tiger Moth, Wirraway, Boomerang, Sabre
Feb 4th, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – British Built Tiger Moth, Spitfire, Meteor
Feb 18th, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – Korea to Vietnam Sabre, Cessna O-2A, A-37B Dragonfly
The Museum is also excited to release the official dates and line up for Aircraft Showcase for the remainder of 2011 and into 2012. Note that we will be having a small break from flying over the Christmas period so be sure to check the dates during December and January.
July 16th, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Fighters – Spitfire, Boomerang, Meteor
August 6th, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – American Designed – Ryan, Hudson, Sabre
August 20th, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Battle of Long Tan – Spitfire, Cessna 0-2A, A-37B Dragonfly
September 3rd, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation – Wirraway, Boomerang, Sabre
September 17th, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Battle of Britain – Tiger Moth, Spitfire
October 1st, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Trainers – Tiger Moth, Wirraway, Ryan, Meteor
October 15th, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Pacific Theatre – Spitfire, Boomerang, Hudson
November 5th, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Scale Model Invitational – plus the Tiger Moth, Wirraway, Boomerang
November 19th, 2011 AIRSHOW
December 3rd, 2011 Aircraft Showcase – Pearl Harbour/USA – Ryan, Hudson
December 17th, 2011 No Showcase Day
January 7th, 2012 No Showcase Day
January 21st, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – Australian Made – Tiger Moth, Wirraway, Boomerang, Sabre
February 4th, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – British Built – Tiger Moth, Spitfire, Meteor
February 18th, 2012 Aircraft Showcase – Korea to Vietnam – Sabre, Cessna 0-2A, A-37B Dragonfly
It is only two weeks until the first Temora Aviation Museum Flying Weekend for 2007. The flying programme is taking shape with the exciting inclusion of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society’s (HARS) Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina. The aircraft was built in 1945 by Consolidated at its New Orleans plant and was delivered to the US Navy. It was later sold as surplus to the Aircraft Instrument Corporation and placed on the US Civil Register as N9562C. The Catalina underwent several different missions before being acquired by HARS in 2002, from Portugal where it had been operated as a water bomber under Chilean registration. From there, it was flown to Australia in September 2003. HARS is in the process of restoring the Catalina as closely as possible to the configuration of the famous RAAF “Black cats” of World War II. The RAAF “Black Cats” were pure flying boats, enabling long range and maximum possible loads with extended water take offs.
The Catalina will fly on both the 17th and 18th of February along with most of the aircraft from the Museum collection. The two days will not be exactly the same, so for the full experience plan to spend the weekend here in Temora.
NEW FLYING DATES
More future flying dates have been decided upon for 2007 / 2008. They are as follows:
17 & 18 February
7 & 8 April
19 & 20 May
30 June & 1 July
18 & 19 August
15 & 16 September
17 & 18 November
9 & 10 February
The Temora Aviation Museum will be flying four aircraft south this weekend to participate in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Museum Air Pageant at Point Cook, Victoria on Sunday 9 April 2006. The air pageant traditionally attracts a wide variety of historic military and civil aircraft in the air and on the ground, as well as historic trainers and aircraft from all over Australia. Taking part in this year’s event will be the Temora Aviation Museum’s Hudson, Cessna 0-2A, Meteor and Wirraway.
For detailed information about what will be happening at the upcoming RAAF Museum Air Pageant, click on the link below:
ANZCADay Opening Hours
ANZAC Day, was established on 25 April 1915 when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
This marked the start of a campaign that lasted eight months and resulted in around 25,000 Australian casualties, including 8,700 who were killed or died of wounds or disease.
The Museum’s operating hours will change on April 25 2006, to allow Museum personnel to attend the morning Anzac Service at the Temora Cenotaph, O’Callaghan Park, Loftus Street, Temora. All visitors are also invited to attend. The Museum will open at 12.00 noon and close at 4.00 pm on this day. Normal operating hours will resume 26 April onwards.
Upcoming Flying Weekend
The April Flying Weekend is just around the corner – falling over Easter on the 15 and 16 April.
If you have family together over Easter, why not make a trip over to Temora Aviation Museum to witness our historic aircraft take to the sky… The list includes the Spitfire, Hudson, Meteor, Wirraway and more.
Museum opens at 10.00 am with flying beginning at 11.00 am. Food and drinks are available on site, and remember to bring some warm clothes. For more information on Museum Flying Days and the weather in Temora, click on the visitor information link below:
The Museum is excited to confirm that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Roulette Aerobatic Team will be at this weekend’s flying event Saturday only. If you haven’t had a chance to catch them in the past, now is the time. They are an elite formation flying team consisting of flying instructors drawn from the RAAF’s Central Flying School (CFS). The Roulettes currently fly the Pilatus PC-9/A training aircraft. The PC-9/A, which is a two-seat single-engine turboprop aircraft is designed by Pilatus Switzerland and built under license by Hawker de Havilland in Sydney. It was introduced to the Air Force in 1987, with Pilot training in the aircraft commencing in 1989. The Roulettes have been flying the PC-9/A since 1990.
This flying weekend, March 4 and 5, marks the 70th anniversary of the first flight of the Spitfire. On March 5, 1936 the first Spitfire took to the skies, and to mark this historic occasion the Museum will be featuring Australia’s only flying Spitfire in our weekend’s program. Along with the Boomerang, Wirraway, Lockheed Hudson, Harvard and other famous WWII aircraft the Spitfire will be featured in a flying event that you won’t want to miss.
In addition to the WWII aircraft we will showcase aircraft from the Vietnam era with the Cessna O-1, O-2 Forward Air Controllers and the attack aircraft T-28 Trojan and 2 Cessna A-37B Dragonflys. The demonstration will finish with a solo aerobatics display by the Dragonfly.
The Museum has recently had two new faces join its team. One of the two is Phillip Bell. Phil was previously employed by Pay’s Air Service at Scone, NSW. Pay’s Air Service is run by Col Pay, who occasionally participates in Museum Flying Days with his P-40E Kittyhawk or CAC18 Mustang. Phil brings with him an extensive aviation background in the restoration of the A37 Dragonfly “DLO”, as well as maintenance on the Spitfire, both of which were originally from Scone before they were acquired by the Museum. Other restoration projects that Phil has been involved with include the restoration of Pay’s two Kittyhawks, as well as the maintenance and repair of various agricultural aircraft. Phil looks forward to contributing to the future progress of Temora Aviation Museum.
Our other new employee at the Museum is Marty Lancaster from Wagga Wagga, NSW. He has been employed by Regional Express as an aircraft engineer for the past ten years. Marty’s background resides in maintenance of Saab 340s and Metro 23s. He looks forward to having the opportunity to work on the Museum’s collection of rare ex-military aircraft, along with expanding his knowledge in different areas of aircraft maintenance.
Cold drinks and ice creams were on the menu during the January 28 and 29 Flying Weekend, it was a hot one! The Museum would like to thank all of our visitors who made the trip to Temora to attend the show over that weekend. Despite the weather, the heat didn’t deter the majority of the Museum’s aircraft from flying, including the participation of the RAN Squirrel helicopter team from Nowra. The Nowra team executed excellent displays over the weekend and were more than happy to chat to visitors during ramp talk at the end of the day. Thanks again to the RAN Nowra team for participating to make it a great show!
Preparations for the first Flying Weekend for 2006 are underway with the event to occur this weekend, 28th and 29th January.
Most of the Museum’s aircraft are flying, with the line-up including the Spitfire, Dragonfly, Hudson, Tiger Moth, Wirraway, 0-2 and Tom Moon’s Extra.
The Museum is pleased to announce it will be hosting visiting aircraft this weekend including a Boomerang and the RAN Squirrel helicopter team, which is based at 723 Squadron HMAS Albatross in Nowra, NSW. The Navy uses AS 350BA Squirrel helicopters as a lead in helicopter trainer. Training roles, which the Squirrel helicopter pilots undertake, include the conversion to rotary wing flying, operational flying preparation and basic utility training for aircrewmen. If you have previously been unable to catch the Squirrel’s air displays make sure you don’t miss their fantastic synchronised flying routines at this weekend’s event.
In other news, the Museum engineers have been hard at work continuing on the Canberra Bomber’s extensive annual inspection. The Canberra is anticipated to be finished in time for the March 4 & 5 Flying Weekend.
The imposing Catalina Flying Boat, with a wingspan of almost 32 metres, is currently at the Museum on static display. The Catalina was built in 1945 and is famous for the incredible versatility it demonstrated during World War II, including the significant disruption it caused to the Japanese supply lines by the destruction of their shipping. Check it out before it returns to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society at Albion Park.
Bring the family along to enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas at the January Flying Weekend on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th. The Museum opens at 10.00 am with flying finishing around 3.00 pm both days. Food and drink are available for purchase from the Museum’s “Mess Hall”. Although some seating is provided, visitors are welcome to bring along their own fold-up chair.
The Temora Aviation Museum will be open throughout the holiday period except for Christmas Day (Sunday 25 December 2005), Boxing Day (Monday 26 December 2005)and New Years Day (Sunday 1 January 2006). If you are travelling through the Riverina over this period make a detour through Temora and visit our historic collection of aircraft here at the Museum. Our team of volunteers will be here to show visitors through and offer insight into the history of these magnificent aircraft.
All of us here at Temora Aviation Museum would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of the Museum and our Flying Days during 2005, we look forward to another successful year in 2006. Staff, crew and volunteers from Temora Aviation Museum would also like to wish all our newsletter subscribers a very happy and safe Christmas and rewarding New Year.
The next flying weekend here in Temora will be next year on January 28 and 29, 2006. We look forward to seeing you there!
The last Flying Days for 2005 are coming up this weekend! Guaranteed to be a big event, the majority of the Museums aircraft collection will be flying both days, along with visiting aircraft from the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS). The Super Constellation will be at the Museum both Saturday and Sunday, as well as Matt Dennings Boomerang from Toowoomba, Qld. HARS will have their two Ex-RAAF C-47s at the Museum for the Saturday only. For those that are interested in seeing the Canberra or Meteor fly, these aircraft will only be flown on Saturday. In general, the flying that happens on the Saturday of a Flying Weekend will be repeated with the same aircraft on the Sunday. Although, there are always a few exceptions to this rule, due to pilot availability and aircraft maintenance.
The Museum will open at 10.00 am, with flying beginning at 11.00 am both days. Hot and cold food and beverages are available for purchase throughout the day at the Museums ‘Mess Hall’ kiosk. Flying finishes around 3.00 pm followed by a Ramp Talk. This allows visitors to get up close to the aircraft and talk to the pilots. Bring the whole family along for some great weekend entertainment!
Photoshoot of Hudson and Ryan
Film Producer Keith Webb came to Temora in late October for a photoshoot of the Hudson and Ryan above the fields of Temora. With the consistent rain Temora has been receiving lately, the paddocks were a lovely green, which created the perfect backdrop for the video and photographs, taken from the Museums Wirraway and Cessna 0-2A. The Hudson was chosen for this photoshoot to capture its new paint scheme in flight. Museum Crew Members Doug Hamilton and Gordon Glynn flew the Hudson. Gordon and Doug dressed for the occasion in a mix of vintage and replica WWII pilot outfits and headgear. Fellow Museum Crew Member Lars Larson, joined the team by flying the Ryan for the photoshoot.
New Storyboard Display
A new storyboard display has been hung in the exhibition area at the Museum. It features aircraft that have been used by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) since they began flying from ships at sea in 1917. The display has been chronicled from the earliest flown aircraft to the most recent aircraft, currently flown by the RAN. The extensive use of aircraft photographs featured in the display are sure to impress Museum visitors.
The November 26 & 27 Flying Weekend is shaping up to be a big event.
The majority of the Museum’s aircraft will be flying including the Tiger Moth, Spitfire, Hudson, Wirraway, Vampire and Dragonfly. Spectators can also expect to see a mind-blowing aerobatic display by Sydney accountant Tom Moon, in his Extra 300s.
Canberra City Band
The Canberra City Band is a non-profit community organisation that have played at many of the major civic occasions in Canberra including the annual Canberra Festival, Australia Day ceremonies and Floriade flower show. They will be making their melodic appearance at the Museum on Sunday November 27.
The Flying Weekend will include several visiting aircraft. The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) will be bringing their majestic Super Constellation. HARS’ Super Constellation VH-EAG is the militarised version of Lockheed’s famous range of Constellation aircraft, which revolutionised air transport during the late 1940′s and 1950′s. It is similar to the Super Constellations used by Qantas during this period as their main long range passenger aircraft, which pioneered their around-the-world service.
Super Constellation VH-EAG was involved in the United States Air Force from 1955, as well as with carrying-out service with Air National Guard in the United States during the 1970s. The aircraft was eventually relegated to storage in 1972, at Tucson Arizona. The aircraft was identified as a possible restoration project in 1991 after a thorough survey was taken of the airframe. The survey indicated that the airframe was very sound despite its lamentable condition. The restoration work commenced in May, 1992 at Pima Air & Space Museum, USA. The major difficulty in carrying out the restoration process for VH-EAG was the need for volunteers to continually travel to Tucson to carry out the work, this was time consuming and costly. However the assistance given by both organisations and the countless individuals in the USA and Australia eased the volunteers’ burden and made the restoration process a rewarding experience.
Temora Aviation Museum is looking forward to the Connie’s visit on 26 and 27 November.
HARS will also bring two ex-RAAF C-47s. They will be at the Museum on Saturday 26 only. We thank HARS for their involvement in our Flying Weekend and look forward to seeing their aircraft.
Matt Denning’s CA-13 Boomerang will also make an appearance at the November Flying Weekend. Matt is a regular Flying Day participant at Temora and we look forward to having him exhibit his historic work of art on November 26 & 27.
Matt made an appearance at Temora Aviation Museum a few weeks ago for a group of ex No. 83 Squadron members. They were thrilled to see the aircraft in all its glory once again. Matt’s Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CA-13 Boomerang with RAAF serial number A46-122, served its entire service career with No. 83 Squadron RAAF and carried the code letters MH-R on its fuselage sides. MH was the squadron code for 83 SQN, whilst the individual letter R was assigned to this particular aircraft.
Make sure you don’t miss these historic aircraft in Temora. They will make a great end to the 2005 Museum Flying Days.
The Museum is pleased to announce the new flying dates for 2006, as follows:
Jan 28 & 29
March 4 & 5
April 15 & 16
June 10 & 11
August 5 & 6
September 16 & 17
November 4 & 5
Dec 2 & 3
Keep in mind, if you are seeking accommodation in Temora to book ahead as motel and hotel space is limited in town. If you find that Temora is booked out, there is the option of staying in a neighbouring town. Contact details for accommodation within Temora and neighbouring towns is available on our website
November Flying Days
The last Flying Weekend for 2005 is fast approaching on November 26 & 27. The Museums collection of aircraft are to be flying, with the inclusion of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Societys (HARS) Super Constellation and two C-47s. The Museum also looks forward to a visit by Matt Dennings Boomerang at the November Flying Weekend. Do not miss these historic aircraft in Temora!