Pleasant weather conditions and an extensive line-up of vintage aircraft created a successful combination for the first Flying Weekend for 2008.

Most of the Museum’s aircraft flew over the weekend, with the lineup involving the Tiger Moth, Ryan, Boomerang, Wirraway, Vampire, Spitfire Mk VIII and Mk XVI, Canberra, Meteor, Hudson and Dragonfly.

Quite a number of visiting aircraft joined the Museum aircraft to participate in aerobatic and handling displays including three Harvards owned by Doug Hamilton, Ian Silvester and David Salter; Trojan owned by Steve Death; Cessna Birddog owned by Gordon Glynn; Lars Larson’s Cessna 180 and a P-40 Kittyhawk owned by Allan Arthur.

NEW VAMPIRE PILOT
The Weekend also saw Temora Historic Flight Club member Alan Clements perform his first public flying display in the de Havilland Vampire T.35. Al has enthusiastically learned to fly the Vampire under the watchful eye of Bruce Wood and we plan for both of them to regularly operate this aircraft as part of our flying weekends.

NEW BOOMERANG PILOT
THFC pilot Doug Hamilton is now able to fly the Museum’s CA-13 Boomerang. Doug was first endorsed by the late Guido Zuccoli in his Boomerang 14 years ago, and undertook further training on the Friday prior to the Flying Weekend to get him up-to-speed with the machine. He is looking forward to being a back-up pilot in the Boomerang for future Flying Days.

On the 24th of February, Doug plans to display Temora Aviation Museum’s Boomerang at Point Cook Air Show. Look out for it there!