Wednesday, 25 April marks the anniversary of Anzac Day. Anzac Day is an important commemorative day for Australians and New Zealanders to remember the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who landed at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915, which resulted in the first major military battle fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War 1. ANZAC Day is also an opportunity to recognise the many others who have served in the Armed Forces, in peacetime, as well as times of conflict. Anzac Day is a public holiday in Australia, although the Temora Aviation Museum will be open from 12.00 noon and will close at 4.00 pm as usual.
F-111 AT TEMORA!
The Museum is excited to announce that we will have a visit from the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) F-111 at our next Flying Weekend (19 & 20 May). It’ll be the first time an F-111 has visited a Temora Aviation Museum Flying Weekend and it is guaranteed to be a spectacular event.
The F-111 is a twin-engine swing-wing aircraft. It can take off and land at relatively low speeds with the wings swept forward, then fly at more than twice the speed of sound with its wings tucked back. It can fly close to the ground at supersonic speeds, following the terrain to avoid detection. It is affectionately known as the ‘Pig’ for its ability to hunt at night with its nose in the weeds, thanks to its terrain-following radar.
Visit the photo gallery page to view F-111 photos by Glenn Alderton.