The last Flying Weekend for 2009 will take place this weekend on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th of November, so make sure you are here! Visitors will witness some spectacular flying involving the Museum’s unique collection of ex-military aircraft, as well as the addition of some special visiting aircraft! There is planned to be 23 different machines flying during the weekend, which makes the last Flying Weekend for 2009 an event not to be missed.
Red Bull Air Race competitors Nigel Lamb and Matt Hall are both very excited to join us here at Temora Aviation Museum this weekend. Nigel has travelled from the UK to fly the Museum’s Spitfire and Matt is bringing his P-51 Mustang to join the flying display. This week Matt said, “I have had fun every time I’ve been to Temora and the people are great. I am really looking forward to meeting more and more fans at the Ramp Talk.” Nigel Lamb commented, “I am very excited to be participating in the next Flying Day. My first visit to Temora was before the Museum was built and my last was in 2001 to fly the Mk. Vlll Spitfire in its inaugural display with the Museum. Coincidently, I flew the Mk. XVl Spitfire’s last display in New Zealand at Wanaka in 2006, so it’ll be a special pleasure for me to see her in her new home with TAM.” The two pilots will be part of a unique four-ship formation during the weekend.
To check out a photo of Nigel taken today with Museum President David Lowy AM, visit the 2009 photo gallery page.
Amongst the visiting aircraft expected to take part this weekend are two World War II Grumman TBM-3 Avengers, owned by Queensland businessman Steve Searle. Steve has a passion for aviation, particularly propeller driven warbirds, and is looking forward to displaying his vintage aircraft at Temora Aviation Museum. Paul Bennet is one of the pilots to fly an Avenger at Temora this weekend. Paul is currently Australia’s Unlimited Aerobatic Champion, and has approximately 70 hours flying the TBM Grumman Avengers. Look out for Paul at Ramp Talk at the end of the day to ask him any questions you may have regarding aerobatics and aviation.
Other visiting aircraft joining us this weekend include a P-40 Kittyhawk, 3 x Harvards, Cessna O-1 Birddog, and T-28 Trojan. From the Museum’s collection, visitors will be able to see: 2 x Spitfires, Hudson, Ryan, Tiger Moth, Wirraway, Boomerang, Canberra, O-2, Meteor, Vampire, Sabre, and Dragonfly.
Make sure you listen out for the Canberra City Band on Sunday 29th, the popular band will be playing their period music at several intervals during the day.
Gates open at 10:00 am, with flying commencing at 11:00 am. Both days end with Ramp Talk, and the Museum closes at 4:00 pm. Food and refreshments will be available on site. And please remember to bring along a light fold-up chair as well as your sun protection.
Some links of interest (that can be pasted into your web address bar):
To pre-purchase your tickets to the November Flying Weekend click on the ‘Purchase Tickets Online’ link on the homepage.
For further information regarding Museum Flying Days, go to the ‘Visitor Information’ link on the website and click on ‘Flying Day Information’.
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