A son of two pilots and a third generation pilot, Andrew Bishop is the Temora Aviation Museum’s Chief Engineer since 2012 and a display pilot since 2007.
Andrew’s grandfather served with 4squadron in New Guinea in Boomerangs and Wirraways and his father flew with Qantas his entire life. With this weight of influence and experience, Andrew is a valuable member of our team here at the Museum. We are truly lucky to have him with us!
Andrew’s most significant flying experience has been taking veterans for flights in the Doug Hamilton’s P-40 Kittyhawk formation with the Museum’s Spitfire.
Andrew really enjoys engineering challenges, and we love watching him swiftly tackle them in the hanger.
Today we are visiting Andy in the hanger, distracting with our questions about his work at the Museum.
Tell us a little about your role (and history) at the Temora Aviation Museum?
I moved to Temora in 2004 and took up a job at the Museum, taking over from Pete Pring Shambler as Chief Engineer in 2012. I’ve also been a dsplay pilot for the Museum since 2007.
What did you do before joining Temora Aviation Museum?
I did my apprenticeship as an Aircraft engineer at Camden Airport and learnt to fly there.
Which is your favourite warbird in the collection?
The aircraft in the collection are like my children and I don’t have favourite children .
What do you love the most about working at the Museum?
I really enjoy the history, the engineering, the challenges and being part of a minded professional team.