This weekend at Temora will be an extra busy Aircraft Showcase. In addition to the Museum’s Tiger Moth and Wirraway taking part in Aircraft Showcase, the Jet Flyers Association will be conducting their annual event with up to 75 radio controlled aircraft on display and taking to the skies to compete for their top awards across multiple categories. Friday is a practice day and the competition is in full swing on Saturday and Sunday with categories for speed, best scale model and best sports model providing motivation for these pilots. Model Jet action from previous years at Temora has included BAe Hawks, F-4 Phantom, Eurofighters, MiG 15s, F/A-18’s, F/A-15’s, F-86 Sabre, and a Vampire.
The Model aircraft will take a break on Saturday while the Museum’s Tiger Moth and Wirraway take center stage for Aircraft Showcase – Trainers. Pilots Lars Larson and Rod Luke will be displaying these historic aircraft and demonstrating some of the maneuvers that RAAF pilots learned at Temora and other training bases during World War II. Aircraft Showcase also includes a film which will be screened in the Display Hangar and Theatre and a tour of our Engineering Hangar.
The Museum will open at 10am and the Mess Hall will be open so there is no need to pack a picnic basket. The weather is forecast to be clear skies with cool temperatures which makes for perfect flying weather.
Five Museum aircraft are headed to Williamtown NSW to take part in the Australian Defence Force’s annual airshow this Saturday and Sunday. The Museum’s Spitfire Mk VIII, Gloster Meteor, Lockheed Hudson, Cessna O-2A and the RAAF Sabre are all departing Temora for Williamtown. If you are planning to attend the show, be sure to check for transportation information and parking instructions and make plans to come by and say hello to our team.
For a complete list of what is happening at Williamtown check out the RAAF’s website