The Temora Aviation Museum held its final flying display for 2004 last weekend. Beautiful blue skies and light winds were inviting to aviation enthusiasts and plagues of locust alike. In a sight seldom seen, these winged wonders put on their own aerial display for hours on end over the weekend. The swarms of locust created aircraft safety and preservation issues, which unfortunately meant our aircraft could not fly.

Despite the Museum’s aircraft being unable to fly, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Squirrel helicopters were able to brave the skies. We would like to thank the RAN Squirrel Helicopter team for making the trip to Temora and conducting their fantastic displays over both days. We also extend our thanks to the HARS Catalina, which was able to conduct her first Temora display upon departure to Albion Park on Sunday. Good show!

We would like to thank all visitors for their patronage to the Museum’s flying days and would like to remind everyone that the Museum will remain open as usual except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday. Our flying weekend schedule will recommence next year on the 5th and 6th of February 2005. We hope to see a big crowd then and will pray for great weather and no bugs!