The ejection seats in the Vampire have recently been removed to undergo a ‘Bay Service’. This term originates from services that were carried out in the Squadron’s equipment ‘Bay’ or workshop. The bay service is carried out at every annual inspection, with this current service being performed by the Museum’s Engineering Supervisor Lindsay Jordan.
The bay service takes about three to four days to complete each seat. This includes removing the components fitted to the seats such as the Ejection Gun, Drogue Gun, and the Barostatic Time Release Unit (BTRU), and inspecting, testing and refitting them to the seat.
The Drogue gun and the BTRU are both tested on a special test stand to check that the time delay mechanism operates in the correct time. The BTRU is then put in an altitude test chamber to check that the barostat unit works at the correct altitude.
Normally on the bay service the Drogue Parachutes, Connecting Strops and the Withdrawal Lines are unpacked from the seat, inspected and then repacked. On this service, all those items on both seats were replaced with brand new items acquired from Martin Baker in England. These items require replacement every few years when their fitted life expires.
You can see the Vampire fly at the next Flying Weekend, which falls on the 11 & 12 April 2009 (Easter Weekend). Don’t miss it!
Check 2009′s photo gallery page to see the ejection seats being refitted to the Vampire.
An enthusiastic crowd turned up to see flying action over the 30 June and 1 July Flying Weekend despite the cool wintry weather. Flying displays continued throughout the weekend even though a bit of light rain dampened the day at one stage on Saturday. Sunday remained clear all day, with rain beginning to fall at 5.00 pm, fortunately all flying was finished by then.
Eleven of the Museum’s thirteen air-worthy aircraft took to the skies over the June/July weekend, including the Tiger Moth, Ryan, Wirraway, Boomerang, Spitfire Mk XVI, Hudson, Canberra, Vampire, Meteor, Dragonfly and Cessna 0-2A. The flying schedule also included the Cessna 0-1, belonging to Temora Historic Flight Club (THFC) pilot Gordon Glynn and the Harvard which is owned by THFC pilot Doug Hamilton.
Our next Flying Weekend will take place on the 18 & 19 August 2007. Start planning your trip now, as it is only six weeks away. For updated information regarding the August Flying Weekend keep checking the website closer to the event.
WORLD’S NEWEST VAMPIRE PILOT
Temora Historic Flight Club’s newest member is Group Captain Al Clements. Al became the world’s newest Vampire pilot on Friday 29 June 2007, after completing an endorsement under the instruction and close supervision of THFC pilot Bruce Wood. Al is an experienced ‘fast jet pilot’ flying F/A-18 Hornets for the RAAF. The addition of his skills means THFC has another Vampire pilot and Al is able to expand his passion – flying vintage jets.
Congratulations Al, we look forward to your first display in the Vampire.
NEW FLYING DATES
We are happy to release more flying dates for 2008. They are:
9th & 10th February
22nd & 23rd March
26th & 27th April
7th & 8th June
The dates for the last half of 2008 are yet to be confirmed.
The Museum is excited to announce that two more visiting aircraft are joining its ranks over the weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday, visitors will be able to view flying displays by Col Pays P-40E Kittyhawk, as well as the Catalina Flying Boat from the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS). It will be a big weekend for the Museum with the inclusion of so many visiting aircraft, the entirety now consisting of Matt Dennings Boomerang, HARSs Constellation, Catalina and two DC-3s as well as Col Pays Kittyhawk.
All these visiting aircraft, along with displays by the Museum vintage collection, will make for an exciting event. Aircraft from the Museums fleet that are planned to fly over the weekend are the Tiger Moth, Wirraway, Vampire, Hudson, Spitfire, Dragonfly and O-2A. The Meteor and Canberra will fly Saturday only and Tom Moon plans to do a spectacular aerobatic display in his Extra 300s both Saturday and Sunday.
Visitors can expect a predicted top of 30°c over the weekend. Thunderstorms are predicted, however traditionally these tend to hit late in the afternoon, and therefore are not likely to affect our flying display. The weather at present (Friday 25th) is 30°c and is warm and sunny.
The most accurate way to discover the current weather conditions in Temora is to visit the Museums website and click on the Visit Us and Weather link and to choose the Live Radar Picture for Temora and Surrounding Districts icon. This will show you any rainfall that may be in the region, as well as the direction it is heading.
So come along and discover what a Temora Aviation Museum Flying Day entails. The Museum will be open from 10.00 am. Hot and cold food and beverages are available for purchase throughout the day at the Museums ‘Mess Hall’ kiosk. The Museum advises to bring along a fold-up chair if you have one, otherwise stools are available for purchase at the Museum. Flying finishes around 3.00 pm followed by a Ramp Talk with the pilots.
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 October Flying Weekend resulted in two successful, action-packed days with great weather. The cloudless sky created the perfect blue backdrop for aircraft displays by the Tiger Moth, Ryan, Wirraway, Dragonfly, Hudson, Spitfire, Cessna 0-2, Canberra, Vampire and Tom Moon’s Extra.
Sundays schedule involved the inclusion of Matt Dennings CA-13 Boomerang. The Boomerang is an all-Australian designed and built aircraft of which there are only two of them still flying in the world (Matts being one!). Matt began his Boomerang restoration when he was 15 years old. In August 1975 he coerced his father Ray, to part with the princely sum of thirty dollars to acquire a dilapidated tube steel fuselage frame that constituted the remains of a Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) CA-13 Boomerang, subsequently identified as A46-122 (c/n. 945). The bones of this machine were recovered from the Oakey district in South East Queensland by an avid collector of aircraft artifacts, John Hill. From here on Matt initially set about restoring the aircraft to static condition, but then embarked into making it a fully operational aircraft. The rebuilding of the aircraft took 27 years – a feat of passion. In February 2003 Matt had the opportunity to fly his aircraft for the first time. Prior to this, it last flew in 1945. Matt continues to exhibit his aircraft for Temora Aviation Museum Flying Days and the Museum is fortunate to have his Boomerang on loan for the next few weeks, where it will be on display, so come and check it out.
The Sydney Weekender Team filmed a segment for their show at the Museum on Friday and Saturday. Everyone at the Museum appreciated the effort that the team put into creating some great footage. We look forward to seeing it on air! The Temora Aviation Museum segment is due to screen on Sydney Weekender, Saturday 15 October 2005 at 5.30 pm on Channel Seven.
The Museum trialled an area devoted entirely to children over the Flying Weekend. The area was called Kids Corner and it gave kids the opportunity to enter a colouring competition – the subject being the Spitfire. This proved very popular for children, as well as their parents (who enjoyed keeping the young ones entertained). Kids Corner will now continue over subsequent Flying Days with other activities also planned.
Changes to Flying Day Admission Prices
Flying Days admission prices will increase, starting at the November 26 & 27 2005 Flying Weekend.
Changes will be made to adults and senior prices, with children remaining the same.
Prices are as follows: adults – $15.00; adults over 65 – $10.00; children – $5.00.
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.
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.
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.
The Temora Aviation Museum Engineers are in the process of performing an annual inspection on the Museums de Havilland Vampire T.35. What makes the Vampire in the Museums collection unique is that it is the only Australian-built Vampire flying in Australia. The Vampire was initially developed as a single-seat fighter but was subsequently developed into the night fighter, fighter/bomber and trainer versions. The Museums Vampire is a dual-seat aircraft, with its origin being service initially with the RAAF Central Flying School at East Sale, Vic and then transferred to No. 1 Advance Flying Training School at Pearce WA, until it was no longer needed in 1970. The Vampire underwent extensive restoration to become part of the Museums collection.
The annual inspection of the Museums Vampire involves many processes. One of these is the opening of all access panels and hatches. This is to check for any worn or damaged parts which may require replacing.
The inspection also involves the removal of the aircrafts two ejection seats. Once removed, their individual components can be inspected, this includes the drogue parachutes. The engineers found all parts to be serviceable, and the seats were refitted.
Whilst the ejection seats were removed, a full check of the cockpit components is carried out. Lubrication and serviceability checks of the control column and flight control cables are also performed at this stage.
The hydraulic system is another feature of the aircraft which requires testing during its annual inspection. It controls the undercarriage system as well as the speed brake, flap and wheel-brakes.
The final process of the inspection is a full engine ground run and systems check. This ensures the generator, hydraulic and fuel systems are operating correctly.
This weekend, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July is a Flying Weekend here at Temora Aviation Museum. Flying Weekends are a chance for visitors to witness the Museum’s vintage aircraft collection take to the skies. The Flying is set to involve the majority of the Museums collection including the graceful moves of the Tiger Moth and Ryan, the Cessna 0-1 and 0-2, the only flying Spitfire in Australia, Meteor, Cessna A37B, the Trojan and a spectacular aerobatic display by Tom Moon in his Extra. The only difference at this stage is that the Canberra and Vampire are flying Sunday only.
For those of you that have not yet visited a Temora Aviation Museum Flying Day, Museum doors open at 10.00 am with flying beginning at 11.00 am. Hot and cold food and beverages are available for purchase throughout the day at the Museum’s ‘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, who will be stationed in front of their aircraft. The Museum closes at 4.00 pm.
According to the website ‘Weatherzone – Australia’s leading weather resource’ a forecast of a cool, mostly cloudy Saturday with a top of 13°C is expected. So remember to rug-up for the cool weather.
In the event of rain, the Museum will be open as usual. Depending on the rate of the rainfall, the Temora Historic Flight Club Director of Flying Operations, Darren Crabb will determine if the flying activity will take place.
The Museums Gloster Meteor F.8 will be flying to Williamtown on Friday to take part in a Royal Australian Air Force 77 Squadron Association reunion. Many Korean War Veterans will attend including several from the Republic of South Korea’s 102 Squadron.
The Meteor will return to Temora Friday afternoon to take part in the Museum’s Flying Weekend.
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.
Busy Weekend over Easter
The Museum enjoyed a fantastic March weekend, with excellent weather and plenty of visitors. Spectators were treated to displays by the Museum’s aircraft featuring a duo by the graceful Ryan and Tiger Moth and the awesome sight of the vintage trio, which was comprised of the Canberra, the Meteor and the Vampire.
If you haven’t visited our flying days yet, start making plans today. Just bear in mind that if you are requiring accommodation within Temora to book ahead early. Accommodation is often limited around flying weekends, so we suggest accommodation within a neighbouring town as an alternative option.
For reference to accommodation contact details click on the link ‘visit us’ then click on ‘Accommodation’, or call the Museum on 02 69771088 to get an accommodation list for Temora and neighbouring towns faxed through to you.
Museum’s Hudson at Point Cook
The Museum’s Hudson recently ventured south to Point Cook, to partake in the RAAF Museum’s twilight spectacular – to mark the RAAF’s 84th Anniversary. The Hudson and other vintage aircraft in the twilight display provided a nostalgic backdrop against the setting sun.
The Museum would like to remind all that the Temora Aviation Museum Warbirds DVD and VHS are available for purchase through the Museum’s online shop. The footage is narrated by Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell and features:
• Spectacular air to air photography
• Rare wartime archive battle film and stills
• Aerial routines from the pilot’s point of view
• Veterans who flew the aircraft
• What it’s like to fly these Machines
• Warbirds from WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War
There is also a variety of other Warbird DVDs and Videos available, as well as a range of aviation-themed merchandise in stock.
After several months of maintenance the Spitfire is returning to our flying program. All four propeller blades have been replaced, with new blades purchased from the Hoffman Company in Germany. All the tooling to assemble the propeller had to be fabricated by the Temora Aviation Museum Engineers, as the tools are no longer available for purchase.
Temora weather for Saturday and Sunday is expected to be sunny with tops of 24 degrees. There is a very light cool breeze, so a jacket is recommended.
A reminder that daylight saving ends on Saturday night, when the clocks are turned back one hour.
The flying programme for the weekend includes the Tiger Moth, Ryan, Wirraway, Hudson, Spitfire, Meteor, Vampire, Canberra, T-28 Trojan and the A37B Dragonfly.
Lunch and refreshments will be available from our ‘Mess Hall’. A variety of hot and cold food can be purchased. The Temora branch of the NSW Fire Brigade operates the Mess Hall and all proceeds go to local charity.
The Museum opens at 10.00 am and flying begins at 11.00 am. Although some seating is provided, you are welcome to bring a fold-up chair.
The engineers are fuelling the aircraft and are doing their final checks as our pilots are making their way to Temora for this weekend’s flying.
Many visiting aircraft will be at Temora over the weekend including:
Saturday – Matt Denning’s CAC Boomerang, Historic Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Catalina, HARS Super Constellation, Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Squirrel Helicopter Display Team from Nowra, Lynette Zucolli’s T-28 Trojan (static) and Fire Air 1 anti-terrorism helicopter (static).
Sunday – Matt Denning’s CAC Boomerang, HARS Super Constellation, RAN Navy Squirrels, Col Pay’s Kittyhawk and Lynette Zucolli’s T-28 Trojan (static).
From the Museum’s collection, we are planning for the following aircraft to take to the air: Tiger Moth, Hudson, Meteor, Cessna 0-2A, A37B Dragonfly, Vampire, Wirraway, Canberra and the amazing Tom Moon in his Extra 300S.
Temora has experienced varying weather conditions this week so we recommend that you bring along everything from a warm jacket for cool weather to a hat and sunscreen if it’s sunny!
Lunch and refreshments can be purchased throughout the day at the affectionately named ‘Mess Hall’. Hot and cold food and beverages are available. The Temora branch of the NSW Fire Brigade operates the Mess Hall and all proceeds go to local charity.
Come along to the Museum’s flying weekend on February 5th and 6th and enjoy the spectacular flying display, guaranteed to entertain visitors of all ages. The Museum opens at 10.00 am and flying begins at 11.00 am. Although some seating is provided, you are welcome to bring a fold-up chair.