Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia
Our next Museum Flying Weekend will be on 26 & 27 April and is set to be big. The Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia is a National organisation promoting the preservation, rebuilding, and above all, flying of old aeroplanes. “Old” includes Antique and Classic aeroplanes both Civil and Military. They will be here at Temora Aviation Museum for the 32nd AAAA National Fly-in on April 26 & 27. We are expecting over 100 Antique and Classic aircraft to fly-in to Temora over the weekend with several of them participating in the Museum’s flying programme – stay tuned for details.
Forward Air Controllers
Also joining us at the 26 & 27 April Flying Weekend is a large group of ex-Forward Air Controllers from around the world who are attending a reunion in Canberra and will travel to the Museum on Saturday. Part of the flying programme on Saturday will be dedicated to Forward Air Controllers and the role that they played in Vietnam. In addition the RAAF are bringing two current Forward Air Control PC-9 aircraft and are planning a demonstration for visitors.
1st Red Bull Flugtag Sydney
The craft that a group of Temora Aviation Museum team members have entered into the 1st Red Bull Flugtag Sydney Competition is now complete. Its design and artwork is based on the Museum’s Spitfire Mk VIII, and it is looking great (check out the photos). The Temora Supermarines, as the team is known, are all very excited about this event and are looking forward to the unique experience.
A uniquely loony competition, Red Bull Flugtag, involves manpowered flying machines and crazy pilots attempting to launch themselves off a 6m ramp and into the water below! Judged on the distance of their flight, the creativity of their flying machine and their pre-flight performance – the Red Bull Flugtag is most definitely the dream competition for showmen with a desire to take to the skies in a very unique way.
Red Bull Flugtag commences about 12 noon on Sunday, 6 April at Mrs Macquarie’s Point, adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. It is a free event, so everyone is welcome to attend.