Temora Aviation Museum is excited to announce that the Super Constellation will be part of our Easter Flying Weekend on the 11th and 12th April 2009. The weekend will involve flying displays by the Museum’s Tiger Moth, Wirraway, Ryan, Hudson, Spitfire Mk XVI, Boomerang, Canberra, Vampire, Meteor, O-2A and Cessna A37 Dragonfly. Also joining us for the weekend will be the Dakota C-47 from the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS), David Salter’s Harvard, and Doug Hamilton’s Lockheed 12.
The Constellation or ‘Connie’ as it is also known has made several visits to the Museum, and is always a popular attraction. The aircraft will participate in the Flying Displays during the weekend, as well as be stationed on static display which will enable visitors to climb aboard the aircraft to walk through and view its vintage interior and cockpit!
Constellations were used as both civilian and military aircraft, this particular one, VH-EAG ‘Southern Preservation’, is an example of a militarised version. It served with the United States Air Force from 1955 and then served with the Air National Guard in the United States during the 1970s. It is similar to the Super Constellations that were used by Qantas during the 1940s and 1950s as their main long-range passenger aircraft, which pioneered their around-the-world service. The restoration project of the Connie to get it back into the air was undertaken by the team at HARS, and consisted of a whopping 16,000 volunteered man hours! We are pleased that this 35 metre-long aircraft will visit us once again so that visitors can appreciate the work that has been undertaken in order to see her fly again.
Gates will open at 10 am on both Saturday and Sunday with flying commencing at 11 am. We look forward to seeing you there on April 11 & 12!
Please check our ‘Visitor Information’ link for further information regarding our Flying Days.