Aircraft Showcase – Pacific Theatre
The inaugural Aircraft Showcase is taking off at Temora Aviation Museum on July 3rd with preparation and planning in its final stages. Come and explore the Museum, scrutinize the aircraft preparation, observe the flying, inspect the engineering facility and interrogate the pilots. Gates open at 10am and the activities are planned to keep you captivated for the entire day. The aircraft that will be flying are the Spitfire, Hudson and Wirraway and food will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased online or are available at the gate.
Wheelies with Wings Presentation
The Temora Aviation Museum was pleased to host the presentation of certificates to the latest graduates from the Wheelies with Wings flying familarisation course in front of a large group of enthusiastic visitors. The Museum’s Canberra and Dragonfly aircraft made the perfect backdrop for this significant presentation. Temora Mayor Peter Speirs, and Museum President and Founder David Lowy presented the certificates recognising the graduate’s achievements and commented positively on the work of Wheelies with Wings. The latest graduates were Eddie Laycock, Nick Campbell and Christopher Tia. Nick, accompanied by his father Ian, drove from Perth to participate in 2 weeks of flying activity. They all said that the flying they experienced had added a new dimension to their lives.
Wheelies with Wings is a not for profit organisation whose purpose is to provide people with a physical disability the opportunity to experience freedom and achievement through flight. Wheelies with Wings are hoping to expand upon its current familarisation program by offering selected students the opportunity to achieve solo pilot status. Your donations can help them to enable these pilots achieve this much sought after goal.
ABC Talking Heads
At 6:30 pm on June 28th the ABC Television program Talking Heads will be presenting a story that we are sure will be of interest to everyone.
The story of Squadron Leader Tony Gaze OAM DFC*** Australian Spitfire Ace & Grand Prix Racing Car Driver. It reads like one of those ‘Boy’s Own’ adventure stories of days gone by, but the story of this remarkable Australian is fact, not fiction. Tony Gaze has a litany of incredible achievements to his credit resulting from his two careers: as a fighter pilot with the Royal Air Force during World War II and as a racing driver afterwards. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross three times, was the first Australian to fly jet aircraft operationally and after the war became Australia’s Formula One driver. This Talking Heads segment was filmed at historic RAAF Museum – Point Cook, Vic with the Temora Aviation Museum’s Mk VIII Spitfire as a backdrop. Australian author Stewart Wilson recently assisted Tony by publishing his exciting stories in a beautiful hardcover book.