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!
The Temora Aviation Museum has recently taken delivery of three additional CAC built Sabre jets. These aircraft will be used in the restoration and long term operation of one airworthy example for the Temora Aviation Museum Collection.
The three aircraft, A94-942, 953 and 956, were disassembled by the Museum’s engineering staff and transported from Sydney to Temora where the final choice of the rebuild candidate will be made.
The Museum undertook the recovery of Sabre A94-909 from the USA a number of years ago together with a quantity of spares. This aircraft is in excellent condition , however it had been completely stripped of internal components in preparation for its planned rebuild in Florida. A94-909’s restoration has been on hold due to Temora Aviation Museum’s rapid expansion and building programme.
The Sabre rebuild will commence early in 2006 in a purpose built restoration facility following a complete examination of the three airframes and an inventory of the Museum’s spares holding.
Mark your calendars for the November flying weekend which is rapidly approaching. Bob De La Hunty, from the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society has indicated that they will be bringing two ex-RAAF C-47 Dakotas and the Super Constellation to make the November weekend a sensational way to finish the year. Be here on November 26th and 27th.
The Museum is very excited to have the Sydney Weekender Team, including Mike Whitney, at the Saturday Flying Day. The team will be filming a story about what it is like to experience a Temora Aviation Museum Flying Day.
It is not the first time that Mike Whitney and the Sydney Weekender team have been to Temora, they last visited back in 2003. The difference, this time around, is that they will be here to specifically document a Flying Day.
Mike considers one of his favourite moments working for the program being his last visit to the Museum, where he had the chance to fly in the fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet. “The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical,” he says, “It was such a blast – the whole time I was thinking – I’ve got the best job in the world.”
Otherwise, come along tomorrow to be part of the Flying Day crowd for Channel Seven Sydney Weekender program!
The weather forecast is predicting some great weather for the weekend. To date, the forecast expects a sunny weekend with tops of 24 and 25 degrees. So remember to wear your sun protection.
Opening hours on the Flying Weekend are from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, with flying beginning at 11.00 am and finishing around 3.00 pm.
Food and beverages are available both days at the Museum’s Mess Hall. All proceeds made at the Mess Hall go towards local charities.
Temora Aviation Museum will be hosting a spectacular flying event this weekend. Visitors can expect to see the majority of the Museums collection flying, including aircraft such as the Spitfire, Tiger Moth, Dragonfly, Hudson, Canberra and the Meteor.
The Temora Aviation Museum Engineering team have been working hard to prepare the Museums aircraft in time for the Flying Weekend. In particular, the Vampire and the Dragonfly have required the rectification of minor fuel leaks, which has involved obtaining a replacement fuel tank for the Vampire and the purchase of special seals from the USA for one of the J-85 engines fitted to the Dragonfly. Museum friend and fellow Vampire owner Judy Pay, generously assisted by providing a surplus fuel tank for the Vampire.
Another aircraft from the Museums collection, which has also undergone recent maintenance, is the Ryan. An annual inspection was performed on the aircraft, which involved the disassembly of the engine to carry out a valve grind, as well as the installation of new rings in each cylinder of the Supercharged Menasco Pirate engine.
Sunday of the Flying Weekend will see the addition of Matt Dennings CA-13 Boomerang from Toowoomba, Queensland. The restoration of this rare, historic fighter has been a personal life-long commitment for Matt, and the Museum is always thrilled to have Matt and his Boomerang partake in Flying Weekends. The Museum is also fortunate to have the Boomerang on loan for several weeks following the Flying Weekend.
The Museum holds flying over both Saturday and Sunday with gates opening at 10.00 am. Flying begins at 11.00 am and finishes around 3.00 pm, with the closure of the Museum at 4.00 pm.
Food and beverages are available all day from the Museums Canteen, the Mess Hall. All proceeds made from the sale of items at the Mess Hall go towards local charities.
For visitors that will be travelling to Temora and are wondering what to pack or wear, an up-to-date weather forecast is available through our website.
Exciting new additions to the Museum involve the acquisition of 3 more Sabre aircraft. For the enthusiasts, the serial numbers for these aircraft are: A94-942, A94-956 and A94-953. These extra aircraft will greatly benefit the Museum in providing easy access to parts for restoration and the long-term operation of a CAC Sabre.
A successful weekend was had by all at the Museums August Flying Weekend, which was held on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28. All Flying displays were co-ordinated smoothly with a cloudless blue sky for the backdrop.
The Royal Australian Air Force Roulette Aerobatic Team proved to be a big draw card for visitors on the Sunday, when they performed their fantastic synchronised flying routines. We thank the Roulettes for attending our Flying Day and we look forward to them returning to Temora again.
Two other big attractions to the Museums Flying Weekend were Col Pays P-40E Kittyhawk and CAC Mustang. To continue the 60th anniversary celebrations that were held to commemorate the end of WWII in Canberra, these two aircraft, along with the Spitfire, put on a special World War II tribute by flying one after the other in the skies above Temora.
The Museums next Flying Weekend will fall on the weekend of 1-2 October. The Museum looks forward to seeing you there.
More action is expected at the Museum on September 9-11 when the Jet Flyers Association of New South Wales will meet for their annual Model Jet Championships for 2005. The event will be held over three days, Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September at Temora Aviation Museum.
The Model Jet Flyers Association claims to have the best jet pilots in Australia running turbine powered scale jets. Pilots come from all over the country to visit Temora to partake in this three day event. The high speed display, at 200 kph plus, promises precision aerobatics. Model aircraft that you are likely to see will range from the usual sport jet to the scale jets such as the F.18, MIG 15, F.15, F.86, Vampire, Euro Fighter, Saab Vigen and many more.
Friday will be a set-up and test fly day, with Saturday and Sunday being the main event days. Flying will begin at 10.00 am until 4.30 pm on Friday, with Saturday and Sunday’s times being 9.30 am until 4.30 pm.
Entry to the event is through the Museum at Museum admission prices:
$10 for adults; $7.50 people aged over 65; and $5 for children (3-18 yrs).
Full canteen facilities will be provided all days, which will be run by the local Fire Brigade within the Museum’s Mess Hall.
Its not long now until the Museums August Flying Weekend on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28. According to the weather forecast from Weatherzone – Australias leading weather resource – Temora can expect cool mornings, clearing to fine both days, with tops of 21°c and 22°c. To visit the Weatherzone website or to find out more about the weather at Temora visit our weather page.
Both days are expected to be crammed with flying entertainment from both the Museums collection and visiting aircraft. Aircraft on the flying program include the only flying Spitfire in Australia, the speedy A37B Dragonfly, the graceful Tiger Moth, the only flying Gloster Meteor F.8, the only Australian built Vampire flying in Australia, the impressive Canberra, and the newly painted Lockheed Hudson. If you missed out on seeing the Hudson in its new paint scheme when it visited the VP Day Air Pageant in Canberra recently, come and see it up close this weekend.
Visiting the Museum for the weekend will be Col Pays magnificent Packard Merlin powered CAC Mustang as well as his P-40E Kittyhawk, painted in Bobby Gibbes Desert Scheme.
The RAAF Roulettes will also be attending this weekend, although they will appear on the Sunday only. The Roulettes are a popular attraction due to their skilled formation aerobatic routines. The Roulettes are based at East Sale Victoria and currently fly the Pilatus PC-9/A training aircraft. It is a single-engined, low-wing, tandem, two-seat aircraft with the most advanced cockpit of any trainer flying in Australia. The Roulette pilots will be available for a short period of time to sign autographs and answer your questions.
The Museum opens at 10.00 am with flying beginning at 11.00 am. Flying finishes around 3.00 pm with the Museum closing at 4.00 pm on both days.
Hot and cold food and beverages are available all weekend from the Museum’s Mess Hall.
Flying Days involve a mix of music, commentary, engines, aerobatics and the aroma of jet fuel. The day is ended with a ramp talk in which visitors have the opportunity to get close to the aircraft to take photos or to ask the pilots questions.
Bring the whole family along to the August 27 & 28 Flying Weekend to watch these historic aircraft take to the skies.
VP Day Celebrations at Canberra
Seven aircraft from the Temora Aviation Museums collection flew to Canberra over the weekend to participate in the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II – Victory in the Pacific (VP Day) August 15. The celebrations and exhibits were held over three days on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin and were themed as a Salute to Veterans. The Museums participation was concentrated mainly within Sundays events, where we were fortunate to have sunny weather. For those of you that visited the VP Day celebrations in Canberra but were unable to see the Museums aircraft up close, check them out at Temora Aviation Museums Flying Weekend on August 27 and 28.
The Museums promotion stand was taken to Canberra and it proved to be a popular attraction. Likewise, a busy time was had by the Museums engineering team, whom spent most of their time frantically fuelling and preparing the Museums aircraft, ready for flight above Lake Burley Griffin. We would like to thank Museum Crew member and aircraft historian Peter Anderson for the fantastic job he did with providing commentary throughout the event.
The Museum was also fortunate to have an F-111 visit briefly in the afternoon of Saturday 13. The F-111 flew with the Museums Canberra and Hudson for a formation practice in preparation for Sundays display.
The Museum continues its celebration of VP Day with our next Flying Weekend which will occur on August 27 and 28. Visitors can expect to see history come alive as the Museums fleet take to the skies above the Museum. The Museum is also pleased to announce that Col Pay is bringing his magnificent P-40E Kittyhawk and CAC Mustang for the weekend. Cols P-40E is painted in the colours of RAAF 3 Squadrons desert camouflage scheme. The aircraft carries the markings of Bobby Gibbes AM WG CMR DSO DFC* and is complete with a replica of the original nose art.
Another attraction to this coming Flying Weekend will be the attendance of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Roulette Aerobatic Team on the Sunday only. The Roulettes are always a popular attraction due to their skilled manoeuvres in synchronisation. The Museum looks forward to their involvement.
Museum Flying Days involve interesting commentary, interviews with the pilots and a selection of background music. Visitors can get up close to the aircraft and pilots during the ramp talk session, which occurs at the end of the day. This opportunity can be used to ask the pilots any questions, obtain autographs or get close photographic shots of the aircraft.
The Temora Aviation Museums Lockheed Hudson has returned to the Museum resplendent in its new paint scheme.
The paint scheme is representing an A16-211 Hudson III bomber that served with No.6 Squadron RAAF during the decisive Battle for Milne Bay and later with No.2 Squadron in the North Western Area (Timor/Dutch East Indies -Indonesia).
The battle at Milne Bay occurred during August 1942 and was the first time that a Japanese invasion force was defeated anywhere in the Pacific/China/South East Asia area. A handful of Australian troops supported by two RAAF P-40 Kittyhawk squadrons and six Hudsons from 6 and 32 Squadrons RAAF fought off the Japanese in what proved to be the turning point of the war in the Pacific.
A16-211 survived Milne Bay and was flown to No.5 Air Depot at Wagga where it received a complete overhaul then transferred to No.2 Squadron flying out of Millingimbi in the Northern Territory. Together with four other Hudsons, A16-211 carried out an armed reconnaissance to Maikor and Taberfane (both Japanese floatplane bases) in the Aru Islands on 7th May 1943. One of the Hudsons was shot down by a floatplane fighter, while the other Hudsons received various degrees of damage. On returning to Millingimbi A16-211s undercarriage gave way and the aircraft ground looped. It was severely damaged and was converted to components. The remains of this aircraft are still at Millingimbi to this day. The Museums Hudson is painted to represent this aircraft that performed vital missions in the defence of Australia in the early days of the Pacific War.
The aircrafts representation of a Hudson that fought at the epic battle of Milne Bay honours both the pilots and ground crews that flew and maintained these aircraft in close quarters combat with Japanese troops who were quite literally fighting at the end of the runways from which the Hudsons were flying.
Peter Anderson, Museum Crew member, undertook considerable detailed research for the Hudsons paint scheme before the colours were matched and the final drawings for the camouflage and nose art were prepared. Irvine Signs in Temora produced the spray masks for the nose art and the many maintenance stencils that complete the aircraft’s authentic paint scheme. Worland Aviation Services in Albury NSW undertook the painting job and turned out a fantastic result.
The Hudsons first public appearance in its new scheme shall be at the “Salute to Veterans” (VP Day) air pageant to be held at Canberra on 14th August. The Museum is providing a strong presence at the pageant which commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII. As well as the Hudson, Temora’s contribution to the display includes the Spitfire, Canberra, Meteor, Vampire, Cessna O-2A and Tiger Moth.
Due to this group of aircraft participating in the large event at Canberra on Sunday 14 August, Temora Aviation Museum will only have a few aircraft on display at home base.
To see the Hudson up close for yourself – come to our next flying days here at the Temora Aviation Museum on August 27 and 28.
Temora and the surrounding district experienced some wet and foggy conditions over the flying weekend, June 11th and 12th. The Saturday of the Museums Flying Weekend was washed out with the arrival of some much-needed rain. This steady rainfall throughout the day ensured that the Museums aircraft and visiting aircraft were not able to take to the skies. However, visitors were able to look around the Museum, view the displays and theatre, as well as the Museums collection of aircraft. The Caboolture Mustang, Matt Dennings Boomerang and one of the F/A-18 Hornets were also exhibited. Visitors were able to climb up and view inside the Hornet, while members of the Hornets team were on hand to impart some detailed knowledge about the aircraft. Meanwhile, various Museum crew took turns speaking to the crowd entertaining them with their knowledge about the Museums aircraft and what they are like to fly.
Museum staff, crew and volunteers were anticipating better weather for Sunday and were eager to get the show underway, although this was also dampened with a low fog that never lifted. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18 Hornets were a great attraction nevertheless and the visitors that stayed until the end of the day were able to view the two Hornets departing for Williamtown, which was a spectacularly noisy and fast display.
Temora Aviation Museum would like to thank all the RAAF team including Temora district local Group Captain (GPCAPT) William ‘Billy’ Henman for bringing their splendid aircraft to the Museum, as well as Tony Alder for bringing the Mustang and Matt Denning for his visit with the Boomerang. The Museum would also like to thank the patient, co-operative visitors that took part in our event over the weekend. Uncompromising weather and unforseen circumstances are simply part of the package of hosting an outdoor aviation event.
For everyone that missed out on seeing our aircraft fly during the June weekend, we would like to remind visitors that our next flying weekend is not far away. At this stage it is exactly four weeks away and will fall on July 16th and 17th 2005.
Temora Aviation Museum experienced a successful Flying Weekend on 30th April and 1st May 2005, with great attendance both days.
The participation of the non-profit organisation ‘Wheelies with Wings’ on Sunday’s Flying Day was a wonderful addition to the programme. The organisation offers physically disabled people the opportunity to gain a flying experience, which in turn creates a sense of freedom and achievement in their lives. Pilot Suzi Duncan, whom herself has a disability, gave a moving speech and expressed the importance that the charity organisation presents in people’s lives who are affected by a disability.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Roulettes from Sale in Victoria put on a show with their four-ship aerobatic formation displays. We thank them for their welcome support in making our Flying Weekends an exciting event.
The Museum would like to thank all staff, pilots and crew, volunteers, visiting aircraft and visitors, for contributing in their own special way to making the weekend a success.
Our next Flying Weekend falls on the 11th and 12th June 2005. If you will be requiring accommodation in Temora or within a neighbouring town for this event, we remind everyone that there is a list of contact numbers available on our website
Australian War Memorial Open Day
The Australian War Memorial Open Day will be held at Canberra War Memorial on Saturday 8th May 2005. The Museum’s English Electric Canberra will be making a fly-past during the event. You can catch it fly over around 1.15 pm.
Airshow at Nowra Museum of Flight
An ad, which is advertising the Nowra Museum of Flight Airshow, has appeared in the ‘Southern Weekly’ newspaper insert which is featured in regional newspapers. The purpose of the ad was to advertise the Nowra Museum of Flight Airshow to be held on Sunday 15th May. The ad incorrectly states that the Museum of Flight is at Temora.
Temora Aviation Museum would like to make it clear that there will not be any flying at the Museum on Sunday 15th May, although aircraft from Temora Aviation Museum will be visiting Nowra to participate in their event.
Anzac Day Flypast
On Monday 25th April the Museum’s Wirraway participated in the Anzac Day Commemoration Services at both Temora and Cootamundra, NSW. Its appearance signalled a moving counterpoint to the ceremonies.
30 April & 1 May Flying Weekend
This weekend Temora Aviation Museum will be hosting a flying weekend. Most of the Museum’s aircraft will be seen over both days, including the Wirraway, Spitfire, Canberra, Meteor, Tiger Moth, Vampire and Cessna 0-2A.
Visiting the Museum on Sunday 1 May will be the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Roulette Aerobatic Team. The Roulettes are a part-time aerobatic team that are comprised of Qualified Flying Instructors, from the Central Flying School, RAAF Base East Sale. The RAAF Base is located at Sale, in Gippsland, 200km from Melbourne. The Roulettes will be available to sign autographs and talk to the public before their flying display. The Museum looks forward to having them visit!
Representatives from ‘Wheelies with Wings’ will also have a table set up on Sunday’s flying day. They are a charitable non-profit company, established to offer physically disabled people the opportunity to gain a flying experience. This allows people with a physical disability the opportunity to gain a sense of freedom and achievement – a stepping-stone to use for further challenges.
Predicted weather for flying weekend
Make sure you dress in layers this coming flying weekend as it looks like the days could start off cool to become warm. Currently, this weekend’s weather forecast for Temora looks like it will be mostly sunny on Saturday with a top of 18 degrees. Likewise, a mostly sunny day on Sunday with a top of 21 degrees is expected.
Come along to Temora Aviation Museum’s flying weekend to check out all that it has to offer.