The Museum’s Flying Weekend was a great success with excellent weather, great commentary and a fantastic line-up of aircraft.
Aircraft that flew over the weekend included the Tiger Moth, Harvard, Hudson and Dragonfly A37B. The Museum’s Supermarine Spitfire also flew both days, which was particularly special on Sunday, as it celebrated the 70th anniversary of the first flight of a prototype Spitfire on March 5, 1936. It surely was a moving experience to watch the Temora Aviation Museum’s 1944 Spitfire soar in the sky, as it did so many years ago.
The Museum was fortunate to have other visiting aircraft including the Ceres, Winjeel and Boomerang, which accompanied the Museum’s Wirraway to create a spectacular Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation formation on both days – a rare site!
Other aircraft formations included a quartet of Cessna’s; the 0-1, 0-2 and two A37s joined by the North American Trojan, and a spectacular display by the RAAF Roulette aerobatic team on Saturday only. The Roulettes were very popular, and took the time to sign a long line of autographs during their break. We look forward to them visiting again in the future.
The Australian Army Band Kapooka put on an impressive musical performance during the lunch break on Saturday, which was a welcome addition for both visitors and Museum personnel. They did a great job and we hope to have the band back at a future flying event.
For those of you that missed the March Flying Weekend, the next one isn’t too far away. It will fall on the Easter weekend of 15-16 April, so plan ahead and visit us then.