Sunrise Program to honour Ted Sly on Saturday

In 2001 Channel 7 Journalist Monique Wright travelled to Temora Aviation Museum to meet with two WWII Spitfire pilots, Wing Commander Robert Henry Maxwell (Bobby) Gibbes, DSO, DFC and bar and Flt Lt. Edward Livingston Lyell “Ted” Sly, DFC, MID, two gentleman who quickly became known to her as Bobby and Ted.

Monique interviewed both men and produced a feature for 7’s Sunrise breakfast program and, in the process, she established friendships which lasted for the rest of their lives.

Monique attended Ted’s memorial service last Tuesday and put together a tribute which will feature during the Weekend Sunrise show this Saturday on Channel 7 between 7am and 10am.

It is currently scheduled for 7:35am but is subject to normal program timing fluctuations. Viewers are encouraged to post their comments on Sunrise’s “Soapbox” (details on Sunrise website) and Monique will ensure they are passed on to Ted’s family.



With Christmas fast approaching, there is still time to purchase the perfect gift from the wide range of merchandise at our online giftshop. We have something for everyone, toys, books, DVD’s, Homewares, Clothing and Caps.

The Warbirds Downunder 2013 Airshow DVD is now in stock. For all of you who pre-purchased this production – they were mailed to you today. For anyone who would still like to purchase a copy, stocks are limited so to secure your copy, order today.

Our range this Christmas includes Phil Makanna’s WWI Ghost Calendar for 2014.

We are offering a special Christmas promotion for all purchases of the WWI Ghost Calendar made between today and Christmas Day (while stocks last). If you buy the WWI Ghost Calendar, we will give you a FREE ANNUAL PASS to the Temora Aviation Museum (including Showcase Days, excluding Warbirds Downunder) valued at $50. Check out the shop now!


2014 Flying Dates

Here are the flying dates for the next six months:

Dec 21st, 2013 – No Aircraft Showcase

Jan 4th 2014 – No Aircraft Showcase

Jan 18th 2014 – No Aircraft Showcase

Feb 1st 2014 – Fighters and Attack Spitfire, Boomerang, P-40, Sabre

Feb 15th 2014 – Fighters Spitfire, Meteor, Boomerang, A-37, T-28

Mar 1st 2014 – No Aircraft Showcase Due to TAM support ADF Airshow Point Cook

Mar 15th 2014 – Spitfire and Trainers Spitfire, Ryan, Tiger Moth, Birddog

Apr 5th 2014 – WWII Pacific Theatre Sabre, Spitfire, Wirraway, Hudson

Apr 19th 2014 – No Aircraft Showcase Due to NATFLY event held at Temora

May 3rd 2014 – Trainers to Fighters Spitfire, Boomerang, Tiger Moth, Ryan

May 17th 2014 – Bomber / Attack Hudson, A37, T-28, Sabre

Jun 7th 2014 – Fighters Spitfire, Meteor, Boomerang, A37

Jun 21st 2014 – North American Aviation Spitfire, Harvard, T-28, Sabre