Aviation Exhibits

The Temora Aviation Museum is built on the site of the biggest and longest lasting RAAF Elementary Flying Training School during World War II. 10 EFTS was established in May 1941 and training ceased in May 1945. A total of 2,741 pilots were trained in Tiger Moths at Temora.

The entrance building of the Museum, is the original 10 EFTS Guardhouse, which was relocated from the airport main gate. It has been refurbished and now houses the Museum’s entrance and gift shop. The walls are still clad in the original corrugated iron, the windows are those fitted in 1941 and the floor is also the original material. The asbestos roof has been replaced and 60 years of internal modifications removed. A second building has been constructed in the style of the Barracks buildings in which trainees and instructors lived. It houses a 38 seat theatre and a range of exhibits. The exhibits cover:

  • Unsung Heroes
  • Australian Air Aces of World War I
  • The RAAF in Korea
  • CAC-27 Sabre

A second exhibition area is located in the Engineering Hangar overlooking the aircraft which are currently in maintenance. The exhibits in this area cover:

  • A tribute to No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School and the Empire Air Training Scheme
  • Martin Baker Ejection Seat
  • The Women’s Australian Auxiliary Air Force
  • Memoirs of 77 Squadron Engineers