Temora Aviation Museum is currently organising our upcoming flying weekend on 17 & 18 February 2007. At this stage we are excited to announce that the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) will be bringing the Super Constellation and the PBY Catalina. The Connie will be open for our visitors to go on board for a tour of this magnificent machine. Most of the Museum’s aircraft are also expected to take to the air.
Meanwhile, in the Engineering Hangar, the Temora Aviation Museum engineers have been working on the Hudson and Dragonfly VH-XVA. The Hudson has just undergone an airworthiness directive, which entails pulling the propellers apart and inspecting the blades for corrosion. Once the inspection is complete the blades are reassembled into the hubs and the propellers are installed onto the engines.
Dragonfly VH-XVA is in the final stages of its annual inspection, which has included an eight-year structural integrity program inspection. This program was developed in Australia as part of the ageing aircraft programs that are currently carried out on many aircraft worldwide. The program helps to ensure the continued airworthiness for the Museum’s Dragonflys now that they are no longer in mainstream service. As part of the inspection, the Dragonfly had its left-hand engine removed for repair, which will be refitted next week. It is planned that the aircraft will be ready to fly on our February Flying Weekend.