The Museum was fortunate to have Astronaut Eugene Cernan visit during his recent trip to Australia. Eugene was part of NASA’s Apollo programme and holds the honour of being the last man to set foot on the moon during the Apollo 17 mission. While at the Museum Eugene took time to chat to staff, volunteers and visitors including a group of aircraft engineer apprentices from RAAF base Wagga.

Last weekend we took the Museum’s Spitfire, Cessna A37B and Cessna O-2A to Tyabb, Victoria to take part in their airshow. Tyabb is home to many aircraft that are often seen at Temora so we were excited to be able to return the favour and support our Victorian friends. The show was a huge success, which is a credit to the organisers. The programme featured all of Australia’s seven airworthy Mustangs, Boomerang, Vampire and of course the Museum’s aircraft. Guy Bourke piloted the Judy Pay / Dick Hourigan Mustang and formed up with Steve Death in the Museum Spitfire for a graceful display.

Motor racing legends Alan Moffat and Larry Perkins also attended the Tyabb Airshow and took time to talk to our engineering crew while Alan checked out the Spitfire Cockpit.