2010 has been a big year for the Temora Aviation Museum. In July we received awards at the Inland NSW Tourism awards, winning Best in Heritage and Cultural Tourism for the third year in a row and entered the Hall of Fame.

In November the 2010 NSW Tourism awards were held with the Museum taking out the Gold award for the Heritage and Cultural Tourism category and the Festivals and Events Category. We also received a Silver award for the Tourist Attractions category recognizing the success of the Museum as a destination.

The change in format from Flying Weekends to Aircraft Showcase Days twice a month has been a huge success and we have enjoyed many visiting aircraft which participated in our flying program. We were fortunate to have Birddogs, Harvards, Trojans, Kittyhawk, Auster, Gipsy Moth, Royal Australian Navy’s Huey helicopter, Royal Australian Air Force’s Hawks, HARS Catalina, plus many others. We thank those who participated in our historic flying displays and look forward to seeing them again in 2011.

Aircraft from the Museum have taken part in many outside activities during the year, including appearances at several airshows, open days, ANZAC Day fly-bys and special events.

The Staff, Volunteers and Crew from the Temora Aviation Museum would like to thank everyone that visited the Museum throughout the year. Your patronage helps us to keep our aircraft flying.

Our opening hours throughout the holiday period remain 10 am to 4 pm daily, except for closure on New Years Day (Saturday 1 January 2011). Make your way to the Riverina during the holiday season and visit the Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Collection. Our team of dedicated volunteers will be here and happy to show visitors through, offering information on the aircraft and the Museum.

We are already in full preparation for our next Aircraft Showcase Day which will be January 15th. The theme of the day will be Vietnam and the aircraft featured will be the Birddog, Cessna A-37B Dragonfly and the Royal Australian Navy Historic Flight Huey. We have a special program planned which you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Temora Aviation Museum would like to wish all our newsletter subscribers a very safe and happy new year.