The RAAF Museum Air Pageant is on this Sunday, 24th February 2008, at the RAAF Museum on Point Cook Road, Point Cook Victoria. The RAAF Museum houses the biggest collection of Australian military aviation memorabilia in the world, and the largest collection of historic military aircraft in the Southern Hemisphere.
The home of the Royal Australian Air Force, Point Cook was established in March 1913 as the location for the Central Flying School, and was in continuous operation as a flying training base from 1914 until 1992. Additionally, Point Cook has also been home to officer training for the RAAF since 1947, as well as housing a wide range of other activities.
We are excited to announce that four of our aircraft will be partaking in the Air Pageant. They will be the Spitfire Mk VIII, which arrived in Point Cook on Thursday afternoon, the Hudson, Boomerang and Wirraway which will arrive later Saturday afternoon.
All four aircraft will be seen performing aerobatic and handling displays throughout the day on Sunday, along with many other aircraft including a C-130J Hercules, The Southern Knights Harvard aerobatic team, Winjeel, Sikorsky S-76, DC3, Yak 9, BAE Hawk, Trojan, Caribou and Mustangs, to name a few.
Admission into the event is FREE. Gates open at 9.00 am. Flying displays are between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm.