The Temora Aviation Museum is excited to confirm that Australia’s frontline fighter, the F/A-18 Hornet, will fly as part of the Warbirds Downunder Airshow at Temora Aviation Museum on November 2nd, 2013.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will fly two F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft to Temora Aviation Museum to take part in Warbirds Downunder. The F/A-18 Hornet is a multi-role fighter designed for both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. It is capable of air interception, air combat, close air support of ground troops, and interdiction of enemy supply lines including shipping. The Hornet was developed for the US Navy and Marine Corps and has been a very successful aircraft for the RAAF and many other Air Forces including Canada, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Spain and Switzerland.
The Hornet is powered by two turbofan engines which provide 7,258kgs of thrust each. The aircraft has a top speed of Mach 1.8 (2,200km/h), a maximum all up weight of 20,412kg and boasts a combat radius of 740kms.
Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO said “Temora is a great reflection of Air Force’s proud flying history. I am pleased to continue Air Force’s support to the successful Temora Aviation Museum Warbirds Downunder event again in 2013. Air Force is proud to support Warbirds Downunder with an impressive line-up of fighter jets and the RAAF Roulettes”
Temora Aviation Museum President and Founder Mr David Lowy AM said “Warbirds Downunder is an important event for the Temora Aviation Museum, the community of Temora and all of Australia. The addition of the F/A-18 Hornet to the flying program is the icing on the cake and we are grateful to have this support from Air Force. This will be a great opportunity for visitors to get up close to the wide variety of aircraft from the Museum’s 1936 Tiger Moth, which actually served at Temora during WWII, Australia’s only flying Spitfires through to the current serving frontline fighter, the F/A-18 Hornet as we pay tribute to all Veterans who served in Australia’s Defence Forces throughout the years.”
Warbirds Downunder is a marquee event for the Riverina region which attracts warbird and antique aircraft from around Australia providing a significant boost for the Temora and Riverina economy. The Warbirds Downunder Airshow will take place on November 2nd, 2013 and will feature the Temora Aviation Museum’s aircraft collection including two Spitfires, Hudson, Meteor and RAAF Sabre plus a number of visiting antique and warbird aircraft. The RAAF Roulettes are also attending and will fly their six ship formation aerobatic routine.
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Unsung Heroes is a video database which includes men and women who, although not given recognition in the history books, have been vital to the pioneering spirit of Australia’s military aviation heritage. These men and women came from all walks of life and backgrounds and were not necessarily pilots or engineers.
The Temora Aviation Museum videographer will be on site over the weekend of the Warbirds Downunder Airshow. If you are a veteran, or you are coming to the airshow with one, we would like to interview you and preserve your story as part of this important project.
For more information, or to book a time for an interview, please email Craig on email@example.com or call the Museum on 02 6977 1088.
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Warbirds Downunder 2013 will be held on Saturday November 2nd 2013 and tickets are selling fast but we still have plenty available for purchase.
Early bird pricing is in effect, so to avoid paying a premium for your Warbirds Downunder 2013 tickets ensure that you purchase them before the airshow.
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