2008 has been a successful year for the Temora Aviation Museum. In July we received awards at the Inland NSW Tourism awards, winning Best Tourist Attraction and Best in Heritage and Cultural Tourism. An Award of Distinction was also received in the category Festivals and Events.
In November the 2008 NSW Tourism awards were held with the Museum taking out the Gold award for the Heritage and Cultural Tourism category. We also received a Silver award for the Festivals and Events category recognizing the success of our Flying Days.
The restoration of the RAAF Sabre has come along way over the past year with major milestones being reached. The light is now at the end of the tunnel, with an anticipated completion date of mid 2009.
The Temora Aviation Museum Flying Days in 2008 enjoyed many visiting aircraft which participated in our flying program. We were fortunate to have Harvards, Trojans, Kittyhawk, the Lockheed 12, Stearman, Extra 300s, Auster, Royal Australian Navy’s Squirrel helicopters & Huey helicopter, Royal Australian Air Force’s Roulettes and Hawks plus many antique aircraft that joined us during the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia (AAAAs) annual fly-in. We thank those who participated in our historic flying displays and look forward to seeing them again in 2009.
Aircraft from the Museum have taken part in many outside activities during the year, including appearances at several airshows, open days, ANZAC Day fly-bys and special events.
The Staff, Volunteers and Crew from the Temora Aviation Museum would like to thank everyone that visited the Museum throughout the year. Your patronage helps us to keep our aircraft flying.

Our opening hours throughout the holiday period remain 10 am to 4 pm daily, except for closure on Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December 2008), Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December 2008 ) and New Years Day (Thursday 1 January 2009). Make your way to the Riverina during the holiday season and visit the Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Collection. Our team of dedicated volunteers will be here and happy to show visitors through, offering information on the aircraft and the Museum.

We are already in full preparation for our next flying weekend which will be January 31 and February 1, 2009. The Historical Aircraft Restorations Society has confirmed that they will be bringing the Super Constellation to join the days activities. We have a special program planned which you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Temora Aviation Museum would like to wish all our newsletter subscribers a wonderful Christmas and a very safe and happy new year.