The Temora Aviation Museum’s fantastic collection of flying historic aircraft will fly this weekend, at the 25 & 26 July Flying Days. Visitors can watch the flying take place from 11.00 am, with aerial displays by famous ex-military aircraft such as the Spitfire Mk XVI, Hudson, Vampire, Tiger Moth, Wirraway, O-2A, Dragonfly, Boomerang, and Meteor.

Several visiting aircraft which flew during WWII will also join in the displays over the weekend, with flying by Alan Arthur’s P-40 Kittyhawk, Ian Silvester’s Harvard, and on Saturday morning only – another Boomerang! This Boomerang has been restored by Temora Historic Flight Club pilot Matt Denning, and is owned by Jim Whalley and James Edwards. It will briefly be at the Museum on Saturday morning to take part in the flying program, prior to flying to its new home in South Australia. This aircraft has been painted in RAAF 84 Squadron markings, and will be sure to impress when combined with the Museum’s Boomerang in a Temora-first formation Boomerang display.

And of course, the newly completed RAAF Sabre will be on static display in the Aircraft Display Hangar for all to see, so don’t miss it! We are planning to have a staircase set up so visitors can see into the cockpit. You will also have the chance to talk with Darren Crabb about his first Sabre flight which took place last week.

It is expected to be cool this weekend, so make sure you rug up, and bring along a light fold-up chair for some comfortable seating. Hot and cold food will be available from the Museum’s Mess Hall such as sausage sandwiches, steak sandwiches, hot dogs, pies, sausage rolls, tea, coffee, as well as cold sandwiches, muffins, and cold drinks. The Temora branch of the NSW Fire Brigade run the Mess Hall and all proceeds go towards raising funds for Temora services and local charities. To date, the Mess Hall has donated over $170,000 into the local community!

For anyone that would like to pre-purchase their entry ticket online for this Flying Weekend, (with the aim to quicken your entry time into the Museum), visit our website for more information:
http://www.aviationmuseum.com.au/visit/PurchaseTickets.cfm

So come along this weekend for some flying action by the Museum’s rare and magnificent aircraft. Gates open at 10.00 am with flying beginning at 11.00 am. Flying will continue through until around 3.00 pm, after which Ramp Talk will be held where visitors can get up close to the aircraft and talk to the pilots.