Last week the Temora Aviation Museum was a hive of activity as it edged closer to completing the pilot endorsement flights on the RAAF Sabre A94-983. The completion of these flights will allow the Sabre to perform its first public flight in over 16 years in the skies over Temora Aviation Museum on the 5th and 6th of September. A total of ten flights have now been successfully completed accrediting five flights each to Darren Crabb, Temora Historic Flight Club Director of Flying Operations and Paul Simmons, RAAF Squadron Leader.

Darren “Buster” Crabb had the honour of piloting the Sabre through his first practice display routine, and for those who were privileged enough to witness this it was certainly a sight to behold. With a little more time in the cockpit from both Darren and Paul, you can guarantee a memorable display is assured for visitors to the Museum on September 5th and 6th.

Upon concluding last week’s flying operations, Paul Simmons was elated to have completed his 5th flight and commented about the highly anticipated flight in September, “As a current serving member of the Australian Defence Force it is an honour and privilege to be able to demonstrate such a historically significant military aircraft. The displays will allow veterans and families, who have had an association with the Sabre, the opportunity to relive fantastic memories and, for those who have not seen the aircraft, to experience it in its natural element”. He went on to say,” It is also my desire that this fighter aircraft will inspire the next generation with a desire to serve their country and give a renewed appreciation for those veterans that have served their country in times passed”.


The Temora Aviation Museum is excited, and pleased to officially announce, that two RAAF F/A-18 Hornets will be participating in our flying program on September 5th and 6th; one Hornet will remain on static display inside the Display Hangar while the other will be flying on both Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will be able to witness a formation flight of the Sabre and Hornet which has not been seen in Australia for over sixteen years, and of course the F/A-18 Hornet will exhibit its capabilities with a spectacular individual demonstration which must be seen to be believed.


If you are planning to be a part of this momentous Flying Weekend, avoid delays through the admission booths by pre-purchasing your tickets online. This can be done simply by following the links on our website

Flying day prices are as follows:
Adult: $20.00
Adult over 65 years: $15.00
Child 3-18 years: $7.50
Group Discount Available for 20 people or more, however the group must be booked in prior to the event and pay admissions as a group, not individually.

Adult: $35.00
Adult over 65 years: $25.00
Child 3-18 years: $10.00

Two Day Passes are only valid on Flying Days and must be used on two consecutive days. No Group Discounts available on two day passes.

As Fathers Days is on Sunday 6th September we have introduced a special offer which will make it a Father’s Day to remember, so if you were thinking about attending our September flying weekend and are yet to purchase that Father’s Day gift you have been searching for, this incredible offer must be taken advantage of.

The Temora Aviation Museum’s online shop has a range of aviation related merchandise including books, clothing, caps, gift items, DVDs, and Museum merchandise that you can purchase as a gift for your father. Our Spitfire Mk VIII cap featuring shark’s teeth have been very popular as has our Temora Aviation Museum Warbirds DVD.

Between today and September 6th 2009 if you purchase one of our Spitfire Mk XVI t-shirts in any size AND a Mk VIII Spitfire stubby cooler, you will receive a FREE ANNUAL PASS to the Museum valued at $50.

Just remember when completing your order to enter the name of the recipient of the annual pass in the comments section under ‘additional details’.

All orders are shipped within 24 hours of receiving them and online payments are secure.

Have a look at the Temora Aviation Museum online shop. We have that special gift you are looking for this Father’s Day and with the FREE ANNUAL PASS to the Museum valued at $50 for your father. What are you waiting for!