Sabre returns to the skies at this Saturday’s Aircraft Showcase

The RAAF CA-27 Sabre will return to the skies over Temora this Saturday 5th July as it takes part in Aircraft Showcase – “WWII to Korea”. This will be the Sabre’s first flight since early April and Squadron Leader Paul Simmons is looking forward to getting back in the seat again. Accompanying the Sabre this Saturday will be Temora Aviation Museum’s Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI and Lockheed Hudson, conditions will be cool but great flying weather is forecast.

For more details go to Aircraft Showcase

Winging It

“Winging It” is a recent popular addition to the Aircraft Showcase program, “Winging It” affords visitors the opportunity to interact with select aviation guest speakers.  The Q&A session allows the guest speaker to share their experiences and related stories accompanied with a photographic presentation.

This Saturdays edition of “Winging It” will feature Squadron Leader Paul Simmons , Paul is a current serving RAAF F/A-18 Hornet Fighter Combat Instructor and has a very intriguing and interesting aviation career. Following Winging It will be the commencement of the flying program and of course the popular Engineering Hangar Tour with the pilots and engineers on hand to answer any questions, demonstrate current maintenance programs and get you closer to the aircraft.

Centenary First Airmail Flight Australia

In July 1914 The French aviator Maurice Guillaux carried 1,785 specially prepared and numbered postcards from Melbourne to Sydney, taking 2 days 5 hours and 43 minutes. It was the longest airmail journey in the world at the time.

The Aviation Historical Society of NSW is coordinating a major re-enactment flight and 1,785 numbered postcards, based on the originals, will be carried on various aircraft during the re-enactment. The Museum’s beautiful Ryan STM historic open cockpit aircraft is taking part by carrying the mail bag from Wagga Wagga arriving in Temora around 1200 pm on Sunday 13th July. The mail bag will then be handed over for the next leg of the flight to neighbouring Harden before leap frogging its way to Sydney.

In 2010 Australia Post released stamps which celebrated the centenary of powered flight in Australia and asked the Museum to take part in a flight from Wagga to Temora as part of Australia Post’s official release of three stamps which featured pioneer aviators Harry Houdini, John Duigan and Colin DeFries.

For more details go to Australia’s First Air Mail