Visitors that attended the final Flying Weekend for 2006 were thrilled with a surprise visit from an F/A-18 Hornet. The Hornet appeared in the sky around midday on Saturday and performed several passes for the crowd before landing. The aircraft and its pilot remained in Temora until Sunday afternoon when it once again showed its dexterity on Sunday afternoon with a few passes, before departing for its home base at 77 Squadron Williamtown, NSW. It is a great idea to attend all of our flying days as you never know what surprise guests we may have.
Along with the Hornet, visitors viewed aerobatic and handling displays by Museum aircraft including the Tiger Moth, Ryan, Wirraway, Boomerang, Spitfires Mk VIII & Mk XVI, Vampire, Canberra, Meteor, Dragonfly, Cessnas 01, 02 & A37B, and Tom Moon’s aerobatic aircraft – the Extra 300s.
Do you still need to purchase Christmas Gifts for that special someone? Our website contains an online gift shop of aviation gifts and museum. We ship orders out within 24 hours of receiving them and payments are secure.
We are busy planning our flying programmes for next year to make them new and exciting. The next Flying Weekend is on the 17 & 18 February, so start planning your visit to Temora Aviation Museum’s Flying Days now!
The Win the Flight of your Life Raffle was drawn on the Sunday December 3rd. The raffle has been raising money over the past eight months for Temora local resident Charlie McCrae. Charlie was seriously injured in a horse-riding accident in November 2005, and ever since, hardworking volunteers have endeavoured to make his rehabilitation a little easier by helping fund a wheelchair accessible home for him to live in. We thank everyone that has contributed towards the raffle.
The winners for the raffle were:
1st prize flight in the A37B Dragonfly: Mark Welke
2nd prize flight in the Extra 300L: Graham Mulchachy
3rd prize flight in the Trojan: David Patton
Congratulations to the winners!