English Electric Canberra and de Havilland Vampire set to Return to Service
In the biggest news in recent years, the Temora Aviation Museum’s President and Founder, Mr David Lowy AM, has announced, that the Museum would start a complex project to return the Museum’s English Electric Canberra and de Havilland Vampire to flying condition, neither of which have flown for a number of years.
He said, “A main component of our mission is to preserve our military aviation history, keep these aircraft flying and enable people to learn about the veterans who flew them. This will be a very resource-intensive project that will see these aircraft fly again progressively over the next three years.”
In other news at the Museum, Mr David Lowy AM, also announced the appointment of the former Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Marshal Geoffrey Brown AO (Retired) to the Temora Aviation Museum Governing Committee.
Mr Lowy said, “I am very pleased that Air Marshal Brown has agreed to join me on the Committee. His appointment will ensure that the Temora Aviation Museum continues to honour the men and women who contributed to our military aviation history.”
Two other members of the Museum’s Governing Committee, Dr David Solomons and Mr Phillip Wolanski AM have announced their retirement from the Committee. Mr Lowy thanked both for their support, service and contribution to the development and leadership of the Museum.
Air Marshal Brown will join the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Mr Glenn Stevens AC and the current CEO of the Museum, Mr Murray Kear AFSM, on the Governing Committee. Mr Stevens will also become the Governing Committees Deputy President.
Mr Stevens thanked Dr Solomons and Mr Wolanski for their contribution and said, “I look forward to continuing their great work alongside Mr Lowy, Air Marshal Brown, and Mr Kear.”
The Temora Aviation Museum conducts regular Flying Aircraft Showcase days each month, with dates for October, November and December will be released very soon. The Museum is open 361 days a year and has just announced the dates of Warbirds Downunder Airshow to be held on 12 and 13 October 2018.