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Trip To Temora Aviation Museum’s Flying Day

By MWest - 13 January 2009 21

The local American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics section is running in conjunction with the Canberra branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Young Engineers Australia Canberra Division…

A TRIP TO TEMORA AVIATION MUSEUM’S FLYING DAY

Join us on a coach trip to the Temora Aviation Museum to see, hear and experience one of the world’s finest collections of flying historic aircraft in action. See the only flying Spitfire and the oldest flying Tiger Moth in Australia, the Super Constellation, Meteor, Vampire, Dragonfly, Canberra Bomber and numerous other aircraft in the air and on display. You will be able to get up close and talk with the pilots as well as explore the numerous exhibits on Australia’s aviation history inside the award winning Museum. A great day for the whole family and anyone with an interest in aircraft and the magic of flight. All are welcome.

Date: Saturday 31st January 2009

Time: Coach departs at 7am sharp and returns at approximately 6pm

Location: Meet outside the Engineering Building #32, Off North Road, The Australian National University, Canberra

Cost for coach trip*: $20 for adults, $15 for children under 18

To purchase your bus ticket call Michael West on 0421062650 or email michael.west[at]anu.edu.au before Thursday 22nd January

* Please note that this cost does not include entry to the flying day. See www.aviationmuseum.com.au for flying day ticket prices. We do however have access to some 2 for 1 entry vouchers which will save you some money on the entry price.

ALL ARE WELCOME

For information about upcoming events by the local AIAA section visit http://www.aiaa.org/portal/sydney

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Trip To Temora Aviation Museum’s Flying Day
MWest 4:25 pm 16 Jan 09

Mr Evil – You are correct. The Super Constellation is owned and operated by the Historical Restoration Society at Illawarra Regional Airport.

However, it is scheduled to visit Temora for the January flying weekend as per both organisation’s websites.

Mr Evil 4:19 pm 16 Jan 09

seekay said :

A Super Constellation? Really?

I’m going!

The Super Constellation is owned by the Historical Aviation Restoration Society, not the Temora Aviation Museum, and is based at Illawarra Regional Airport (Shellharbour).

You may want to check with the Temora museum to see if the Constellation is scheduled to visit on the day though….

TAM has two Spitfires, by the way, and a Hudson bomber.

seekay 4:04 pm 16 Jan 09

A Super Constellation? Really?

I’m going!

johnboy 9:07 am 14 Jan 09

Australian Sabres were also notable for twin 30mm cannon.

The North Koreans thought the Sabre under-gunned until they met ours.

Thumper 8:49 am 14 Jan 09

My dad also leant to fly in a Tiger Moth back in the 50s before going onto to do active serice in SEAsia in the 60s and early 70s.

I also saw a Sabre once at RAAF Willytown when i was little. Tiny little thing but awesome…

Granny 12:00 am 14 Jan 09

I would like to see the Tiger Moth. My dad learned to fly in one of those when he was a young cadet doing national service back in the Fifties. His ex-Luftwaffe instructor would famously yell, “Vot you do, boy! Vot you do!”

mirage3 11:51 pm 13 Jan 09

Love the Sabre, saw it in ’86 at Richmond.

GottaLoveCanberra 11:31 pm 13 Jan 09

I am so so so going to see that F-86 when she’s airworthy again.

And watching the Museums 2 Spitfires is amazing!

Felix the Cat 9:28 pm 13 Jan 09

I too went there last year, great day, very enjoyable. Lots of static displays to look at as well. Get there early (before opening time) to avoid the crowds.

Mr Evil 1:37 pm 13 Jan 09

RatsNest said :

I went to the flying day in November last year. It was awesome, well worth the trip if you can get out there!

Be warned though, its really hot so take lots of water.

Yes, it certainly is worth seeing. TAM have a wonderful collection and all their aircraft are very well maintained and displayed professionally and safely.

Hopefully, later this year the CAC Sabre will be airworthy again, and that will be worth seeing in the air again.

Take a hat.

RatsNest 1:28 pm 13 Jan 09

I went to the flying day in November last year. It was awesome, well worth the trip if you can get out there!

Be warned though, its really hot so take lots of water.

H1NG0 1:00 pm 13 Jan 09

Touche

Thumper 12:57 pm 13 Jan 09

Well, yeah…

But dog fighting sounds much more exciting…

H1NG0 12:44 pm 13 Jan 09

They look like they are formation flying to me 😉

Gotta love old planes. Especially WW2 era. Fantastic.

Thumper 11:56 am 13 Jan 09

Woohoo! Dog fighting Harvards!

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