Get geared up for the next Temora Aviation Museum Flying Weekend, which will take place this coming long weekend, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June. The Museum will be open from 10.00 am with flying commencing at 11.00 am both days. To date, most of the Museum’s collection of aircraft will fly, except the Canberra, which is still undergoing its annual inspection.
Visiting aircraft include the Boomerang, which will fly both days, as well as a quick visit and display from Col Pay’s Kittyhawk on the Saturday only. Visitors will also experience a Mustang in the aircraft display, also Saturday only.
Come along to the June Flying Weekend. Make sure you pack your winter woollies, it has been cool in Temora lately. Hot food and drinks are available from the Museums Mess Hall.
The Museum has acquired a new Spitfire Mk XVI from Wanaka, New Zealand. The aircraft is currently being shipped from New Zealand to Australia, packaged in a container. Spitfire TB863 needed to be transported by ship as it cannot carry enough fuel to fly the distance from New Zealand to Australia. It was also considered to be an unwise choice to take the risk of flying this rare aircraft over a vast stretch of sea.
Although the new Spitfire won’t be here for this weekend’s flying, it certainly will be for the August Flying Weekend (5 and 6), where it is anticipated that it will make its debut flight in Temora.