This Saturday, July 17th, Temora Aviation Museum will present Aircraft Showcase – Jet Fighters. The Engineering Team has been very busy completing the Annual Inspection on both the Meteor and RAAF Sabre. There is still some work to finish, however, this morning the Sabre ejection seat was refitted after its service and tomorrow both aircraft will have their engines test run. This weekend will be the first time the Sabre has flown since April and it is an event you certainly won’t want to miss. Paul Simmons will be flying the Sabre and admitted that he is really looking forward to taking it back into the air for our visitors to see. The Meteor and the Cessna A-37 Dragonfly are also on the program which will round out our Jet Fighters theme. In our Engineering Hangar, turbine engine specialist David Finch is planning to show you the inner workings of a jet engine and will be free to answer any questions that you might have.

The Museum opens at 10am and the activities kick off soon after with a film screened in the theatre and the Display Hangar. The Mess Hall will be open for food and drinks and CanAssist, which provides assistance to cancer patients and their families, will be operating the BBQ.

Saturday’s weather will be clear and cool with a top of 13 degrees so dress warmly and head for Temora. If you still need accommodation the Temora Visitor Information Center has advised that there are a few rooms available for this weekend and they will be happy to help you make a booking if you call them on 02 6977 1511.

The CountryLink Inland NSW Tourism Awards Dinner is fast approaching and in keeping with the 1940’s WWII theme we are excited to announce that the Royal Australian Air Force Band will be providing the evening’s entertainment. The Air Force Band represents a group of talented and versatile musicians that are often required to perform a wide variety of music in an even wider range of settings and locations. On many occasions the Band is asked to perform music of a strictly commercial nature. This will involve music from the Rock, Pop, Latin, Swing and Funk idioms. When such tasks arise the Air Force Band relies on their show band, FORCE 10. In this area, they are the subject matter experts, and the group purposely formed to respond to these tasks.

Force 10 is a fifteen piece ensemble, consisting of two vocalists, a five piece rhythm section and an eight piece horn section consisting of brass and woodwind. It is also a flexible ensemble, capable of performing as a quartet or quintet, depending on what best suites the task at hand.

Force 10 is an ensemble in great demand, having performed at many festivals and functions throughout Australia. They have played at the Hunter Valley’s Jazz in the Vines, the Merimbula, Devonport and Paynesville Jazz Festivals, and have been a featured artist at the Melbourne International Festival of Brass.

To purchase tickets to the CountryLink Inland NSW Tourism Awards click on the following link