The Museum is excited to confirm that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Roulette Aerobatic Team will be at this weekend’s flying event Saturday only. If you haven’t had a chance to catch them in the past, now is the time. They are an elite formation flying team consisting of flying instructors drawn from the RAAF’s Central Flying School (CFS). The Roulettes currently fly the Pilatus PC-9/A training aircraft. The PC-9/A, which is a two-seat single-engine turboprop aircraft is designed by Pilatus Switzerland and built under license by Hawker de Havilland in Sydney. It was introduced to the Air Force in 1987, with Pilot training in the aircraft commencing in 1989. The Roulettes have been flying the PC-9/A since 1990.
This flying weekend, March 4 and 5, marks the 70th anniversary of the first flight of the Spitfire. On March 5, 1936 the first Spitfire took to the skies, and to mark this historic occasion the Museum will be featuring Australia’s only flying Spitfire in our weekend’s program. Along with the Boomerang, Wirraway, Lockheed Hudson, Harvard and other famous WWII aircraft the Spitfire will be featured in a flying event that you won’t want to miss.
In addition to the WWII aircraft we will showcase aircraft from the Vietnam era with the Cessna O-1, O-2 Forward Air Controllers and the attack aircraft T-28 Trojan and 2 Cessna A-37B Dragonflys. The demonstration will finish with a solo aerobatics display by the Dragonfly.