A huge Flying Weekend is taking place this weekend the 7th & 8th of June. Temora Aviation Museum has the privilege of hosting the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Roulette Aerobatic Team. The Roulettes have returned to the Museum for the first time in nearly two years to participate in this weekend of flying excellence. The Roulettes always perform a spectacular formation aerobatic display thrilling our visitors. The team will be available throughout both days to meet visitors and autograph commemorative posters.
Our friends from the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Albatross at Nowra will be bringing two Squirrel helicopters to perform an amazing formation routine during both of the flying days. The RAN Squirrels have visited the Museum before and we can promise that it is worth the trip just to see their display.
Joining our special guests will be a large variety of aircraft from the Museum collection taking to the skies over the weekend. Visitors can expect to see the Wirraway, Hudson, Boomerang, Spitfires, Vampire, Meteor, Cessna O-1, Cessna O-2, Dragonfly and Tom Moon’s Extra 300s. There will also be a formation display both days from visiting North American Aviation T-6 Harvard’s.
On Saturday our visitors will be treated to a very special Graduation Ceremony. Wheelies with Wings is a charity and a non profit organization whose purpose is to offer physically disabled people the opportunity to gain a flying experience thus allowing them to gain a sense of freedom and achievement. The most recent group trainee pilots will be presented with a Certificate in recognition of their achievements. For more information on Wheelies with Wings copy this URL into your address bar: http://www.wheelieswithwings.com.au
Visitors on Sunday will witness a very special Precision Drill Team display by 335 Squadron Cadets who parade at RAAF Williamtown with around 80 cadets and 10 Staff members. The Australian Air Force Cadets goal is to promote youth development and interest in aviation and the Royal Australian Air Force. Cadets are instructed in a range of subjects including Aviation, Field Craft, Service Knowledge, and Drill and Ceremonial. The 335SQN Precision Drill Team was raised in 2007 initially to train and compete in the 3 Wing competition. It was the first time in a decade that the Squadron had submitted a team to the competition and none of the members had competed before. The Precision Drill Team went on to win first place. Since then, the team has reinforced their position within the squadron and has become a permanent section, performing and competing in a range of events. The routine they will display has had input from all cadets and some of the drill movements utilised were created by the cadets. The Team is made up of 16 Cadets from various stages of training and different age groups.
Both Saturday and Sunday will be packed full of great flying, the smell of aviation fuel and the sounds of both piston and jet engines with the occasional turbo prop and rotor blade thrown in. The Museum will open at 10.00am both days with flying beginning at 11.00am. The flying will continue through until 3.00 pm when all aircraft will be roped off for Ramp Talk so that visitors can get a closer look and talk to the pilots, before the Museum closes at 4.00 pm.
We are expecting great weather with no rain but remember to pack some warm clothes for the cool June weather! See you there.
For more Flying Day information visit the Flying Day information page on this website.