Terrific weather and blue skies set the scene for the annual model jet aircraft event, Jets over Temora 2009, which was held at Temora Aviation Museum over the weekend. Jason Starkey, President of the Jet Flyers Association of NSW, was pleased to see so many people visit the Museum to watch the scale model aircraft in full flight.

Over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday visitors were able to witness flying by model aircraft such as a F-86 Sabre, Cougar, MiG 15s, F/A-18 Hornets, F/A-15 Eagle, F-4 Phantom, and Eurofighters to name just a few.

Check out the 2009 photo gallery page to see photos from the model jet weekend.

FLYING WEEKEND NOT FAR OFF…

The 24th & 25th October Flying Weekend isn’t far away, and we’re very excited to announce that we will have a Mustang attending to participate in the flying program! It will be flown by Matt Hall, who has been in the news lately for his overall third position in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship’s.

Matt, who is a third generation pilot, a former RAAF Fighter Combat Instructor, international unlimited aerobatic competitor and the first Australian to be selected to compete in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, was initially inspired by his first Red Bull Air Race World Championship experience as a spectator in 2004. Hall would never have guessed in his wildest dreams that just four short years later, he would become the first Australian ever to compete in the world’s largest spectator sporting event. Don’t miss Matt and his Mustang here at Temora during the 24th and 25th October Flying Weekend!

If you were missed the first public flight of the newly restored RAAF Sabre during the September Flying Weekend, then make sure you see it fly at the upcoming October Flying Weekend. The Sabre will be flown again by RAAF Squadron Leader Paul Simmons, as well as Temora Historic Flight Club’s Director of Flying Operations, Darren Crabb. The Sabre has proven to be incredibly popular with the many veterans who have either flown or worked on the aircraft in the past.

The Mustang and the Sabre will join the rest of the historic aircraft in the Museum collection to make for a very special Flying Weekend.

To pre-purchase your tickets to the October Flying Weekend click on the ‘purchase tickets online’ button on the homepage.

SABRE CLOTHING AND OTHER ITEMS NOW AVAILABLE

The Museum gift shop is well stocked with aviation books, clothing and giftware. In recent weeks we have received many new items with a Sabre theme. Some of the most popular new items include the Sabre T-Shirts and caps along with Stewart Wilson’s Sabre book. Check out these new items by clicking on the ‘merchandise’ link.