Temora Aviation Museum is excited to announce that two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) BAe Hawk 127 Fighter Jets will attend the next Temora Aviation Museum Flying Weekend, which is scheduled for 15th & 16th November 2008. One of these two powerful jets will perform flying exhibitions on both Saturday and Sunday, while the second aircraft will be on display for visitors to get a closer look at.

The Hawk 127 is primarily used by the RAAF for lead-in fighter training to prepare aircrew for operational conversion to other fighter-attack aircraft, such as the Hornet, or F-111 strike aircraft. Hawks are low-wing all-metal jets that are fitted with an integrated navigation and attack system, and powered by a single Adour Mk 871 turbofan engine. They are capable of reaching speeds of 1207 km/h. The aircraft is controlled by two display and mission computers, which co-ordinate, process and display information for communications, navigation and attack systems.

The Hawks visiting the Museum’s final Flying Weekend for the year are from No. 76 Squadron at RAAF Base Williamtown, near Newcastle. The RAAF have supported previous Temora Aviation Museum Flying Weekends with visits by F/A-18 Hornets and F-111s however this will be the first time that the Hawk’s will fly over Temora.

Joining the Hawks will be a large contingent of aircraft from the Museum Collection including Spitfires, Tiger Moth, Wirraway, Hudson, Vampire, Meteor and Canberra. Don’t miss these historical ex-military aircraft perform their flying displays during Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 November at the Temora Aviation Museum Flying Weekend.

SCALE MODEL EVENT IN TEMORA THIS WEEKEND

Don’t forget that the first Temora Invitational Scale Classic (TISC) 2008 competition will be held at the Temora Aviation Museum complex this weekend! There will be three days of flying action, which will begin on Friday 7th November, and continue through to Sunday 9th November.

Admission to this unique event is via the Temora Aviation Museum. Food and refreshments will be available to purchase over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the Museum’s Mess Hall.