After being farewelled by New Zealand, The Spitfire Mk XVI has arrived at Temora Aviation Museum this morning. Museum Engineers undertook the careful process of unpacking the Spitfire from the shipping container in which it had made its voyage. The unpacking was complete by lunchtime with the aircraft being placed in the Engineering hangar.
Over the next few weeks Museum Engineers will reassemble the aircraft and prepare it for test flying. In addition to assembly there are also all the tasks associated with registering an aircraft here in Australia such as re-weighing, conducting and annual inspection, applying for a Certificate of Registration and Certificate of Airworthiness and creating a set of Australian Log Books.
At this stage it is anticipated that Spitfire TB863 will make its public debut flight on August 5th and 6th during a Museum Flying Weekend. So make sure you visit our August Flying Weekend to see not one, but two spitfires fly in formation over Temora Aviation Museum – the only place in Australia where you can experience something this unique!