An enthusiastic crowd turned up to see flying action over the 30 June and 1 July Flying Weekend despite the cool wintry weather. Flying displays continued throughout the weekend even though a bit of light rain dampened the day at one stage on Saturday. Sunday remained clear all day, with rain beginning to fall at 5.00 pm, fortunately all flying was finished by then.
Eleven of the Museum’s thirteen air-worthy aircraft took to the skies over the June/July weekend, including the Tiger Moth, Ryan, Wirraway, Boomerang, Spitfire Mk XVI, Hudson, Canberra, Vampire, Meteor, Dragonfly and Cessna 0-2A. The flying schedule also included the Cessna 0-1, belonging to Temora Historic Flight Club (THFC) pilot Gordon Glynn and the Harvard which is owned by THFC pilot Doug Hamilton.
Our next Flying Weekend will take place on the 18 & 19 August 2007. Start planning your trip now, as it is only six weeks away. For updated information regarding the August Flying Weekend keep checking the website closer to the event.
WORLD’S NEWEST VAMPIRE PILOT
Temora Historic Flight Club’s newest member is Group Captain Al Clements. Al became the world’s newest Vampire pilot on Friday 29 June 2007, after completing an endorsement under the instruction and close supervision of THFC pilot Bruce Wood. Al is an experienced ‘fast jet pilot’ flying F/A-18 Hornets for the RAAF. The addition of his skills means THFC has another Vampire pilot and Al is able to expand his passion – flying vintage jets.
Congratulations Al, we look forward to your first display in the Vampire.
NEW FLYING DATES
We are happy to release more flying dates for 2008. They are:
9th & 10th February
22nd & 23rd March
26th & 27th April
7th & 8th June
The dates for the last half of 2008 are yet to be confirmed.