The November 26 & 27 Flying Weekend is shaping up to be a big event.
The majority of the Museum’s aircraft will be flying including the Tiger Moth, Spitfire, Hudson, Wirraway, Vampire and Dragonfly. Spectators can also expect to see a mind-blowing aerobatic display by Sydney accountant Tom Moon, in his Extra 300s.
Canberra City Band
The Canberra City Band is a non-profit community organisation that have played at many of the major civic occasions in Canberra including the annual Canberra Festival, Australia Day ceremonies and Floriade flower show. They will be making their melodic appearance at the Museum on Sunday November 27.
The Flying Weekend will include several visiting aircraft. The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) will be bringing their majestic Super Constellation. HARS’ Super Constellation VH-EAG is the militarised version of Lockheed’s famous range of Constellation aircraft, which revolutionised air transport during the late 1940’s and 1950’s. It is similar to the Super Constellations used by Qantas during this period as their main long range passenger aircraft, which pioneered their around-the-world service.
Super Constellation VH-EAG was involved in the United States Air Force from 1955, as well as with carrying-out service with Air National Guard in the United States during the 1970s. The aircraft was eventually relegated to storage in 1972, at Tucson Arizona. The aircraft was identified as a possible restoration project in 1991 after a thorough survey was taken of the airframe. The survey indicated that the airframe was very sound despite its lamentable condition. The restoration work commenced in May, 1992 at Pima Air & Space Museum, USA. The major difficulty in carrying out the restoration process for VH-EAG was the need for volunteers to continually travel to Tucson to carry out the work, this was time consuming and costly. However the assistance given by both organisations and the countless individuals in the USA and Australia eased the volunteers’ burden and made the restoration process a rewarding experience.
Temora Aviation Museum is looking forward to the Connie’s visit on 26 and 27 November.
HARS will also bring two ex-RAAF C-47s. They will be at the Museum on Saturday 26 only. We thank HARS for their involvement in our Flying Weekend and look forward to seeing their aircraft.
Matt Denning’s CA-13 Boomerang will also make an appearance at the November Flying Weekend. Matt is a regular Flying Day participant at Temora and we look forward to having him exhibit his historic work of art on November 26 & 27.
Matt made an appearance at Temora Aviation Museum a few weeks ago for a group of ex No. 83 Squadron members. They were thrilled to see the aircraft in all its glory once again. Matt’s Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CA-13 Boomerang with RAAF serial number A46-122, served its entire service career with No. 83 Squadron RAAF and carried the code letters MH-R on its fuselage sides. MH was the squadron code for 83 SQN, whilst the individual letter R was assigned to this particular aircraft.
Make sure you don’t miss these historic aircraft in Temora. They will make a great end to the 2005 Museum Flying Days.