The Museum has recently had two new faces join its team. One of the two is Phillip Bell. Phil was previously employed by Pay’s Air Service at Scone, NSW. Pay’s Air Service is run by Col Pay, who occasionally participates in Museum Flying Days with his P-40E Kittyhawk or CAC18 Mustang. Phil brings with him an extensive aviation background in the restoration of the A37 Dragonfly “DLO”, as well as maintenance on the Spitfire, both of which were originally from Scone before they were acquired by the Museum. Other restoration projects that Phil has been involved with include the restoration of Pay’s two Kittyhawks, as well as the maintenance and repair of various agricultural aircraft. Phil looks forward to contributing to the future progress of Temora Aviation Museum.
Our other new employee at the Museum is Marty Lancaster from Wagga Wagga, NSW. He has been employed by Regional Express as an aircraft engineer for the past ten years. Marty’s background resides in maintenance of Saab 340s and Metro 23s. He looks forward to having the opportunity to work on the Museum’s collection of rare ex-military aircraft, along with expanding his knowledge in different areas of aircraft maintenance.
Cold drinks and ice creams were on the menu during the January 28 and 29 Flying Weekend, it was a hot one! The Museum would like to thank all of our visitors who made the trip to Temora to attend the show over that weekend. Despite the weather, the heat didn’t deter the majority of the Museum’s aircraft from flying, including the participation of the RAN Squirrel helicopter team from Nowra. The Nowra team executed excellent displays over the weekend and were more than happy to chat to visitors during ramp talk at the end of the day. Thanks again to the RAN Nowra team for participating to make it a great show!