The team at Temora Aviation Museum would like to welcome you back to our newsletters for 2010. Preparation is in full swing for our January Flying Weekend to be held on the 30th and 31st of January. This weekend promises to be very special so grab your chair, sunscreen, and a hat and come out to the Museum to enjoy the fantastic flying lineup we have organised for you.

Most of the Museum’s aircraft will be flying over the two Flying Days. We are excited to announce that the Historic Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) will be supporting the Museum by sending the Catalina Flying Boat to join the flying line-up for all of our visitors to enjoy. The PBY-6A Catalina is an amphibious aircraft which means that it is capable of landing on both land and water. HARS’ PBY-6A model, was built in 1945 by Consolidated at its New Orleans plant, and has been painted to resemble the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Black Cats squadrons, with its markings akin to those of A24-362 which served with 43 Squadron RAAF. An interesting fact about Catalinas is although they were flown by RAAF pilots all terminology within the aircraft is nautical due to the fact that they are considered to be a flying boat. Catalinas were a versatile aircraft during the war being used in bombing missions, barge harassing, air sea rescue, and mine laying missions, as well as being used by Qantas during the 1940s and 1950s for overseas travel.

Don’t miss the Catalina at this upcoming Flying Weekend on the 30th and 31st of January 2010! Go to our homepage to pre-purchase your entry tickets.

For more information on Temora Aviation Museum Flying Days, go to the ‘Visitor Information’ link and then ‘Flying Day Information’.