Online Shop FREE GIFT!
Are you organised for Christmas? Do you have all your shopping sorted, or are you only just beginning? Christmas is only 24 days away! Visit the Temora Aviation Museum’s online shop for a range of aviation related gifts, toys, clothes, caps, books and DVDs. We have various items which feature the Museum’s aircraft including the Spitfires, Tiger Moth, Wirraway, Meteor, Canberra and more! The Ghosts of WWII Calendar for 2009 is still available so make sure you get your copy of this glossy limited-edition aircraft calendar – always a hit with the aviation enthusiast in your family.
Our range of backpacks feature shark’s teeth and are available in five different sizes. They offer a variety of uses ranging from a child’s school bag, to a storage case for your digital camera.
As a SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER, all online orders over $20 placed before Christmas Day will receive a FREE ANNUAL PASS to the Temora Aviation Museum which is valued at $40! Just remember when ordering online to enter the person’s name that the annual pass is for. This can be entered into the comments section under ‘additional details’.
All orders are shipped within 24 hours of receiving them and online payments are secure VeriSign.
Visit this merchandise link to check out the online shop range.
AVON ENGINE TESTING ON NEW TEST TRAILER
Aircraft Engineer David Finch began working on the Rolls Royce Avon Mk 26 engine at the Museum in late 2007. The engine had been out of service since 1993, being kept in long-term storage at RAAF Base Laverton. David’s work involved the inspection of the compressor rotors and stators, which required the removal of the compressor top case, as well as the inspection of the turbine, and main bearings. The final objective will be installation of the engine into the RAAF’s Sabre A94-983 that is currently undergoing an extensive restoration in the Aircraft Restoration Hangar at the Museum.
While the Avon engine restoration was underway, the Museum’s general engineers built a mobile engine test trailer, which is able to hold the Avon engine securely while engine tests are conducted. This trailer will also be used to conduct in-house testing of subsequent engines that the Museum plans to re-build.
Last week marked the first time that an engine has been tested on this new trailer. The Avon engine was mounted onto the test trailer and was run for the time since 23rd July 1993. All engine testing has been successful, and it is planned that at least five more hours of testing will be conducted, including a two-hour endurance run to ensure the engine’s serviceability prior to installation.
Check the photo gallery page for recent images of the Avon engine runs.