Temora Aviation Museum’s rare warbird collection will fly again this weekend on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June 2009. The flying displays will consist of the Museum’s aircraft along with many visiting aircraft also!

Joining in the weekend’s action will be the Royal Australian Navy Historic Flight’s Iroquois UH-1B ‘Huey’ helicopter, and the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Seahawk Helicopter, both visiting from Nowra, NSW.

The Huey helicopter was used extensively in Vietnam during the 1960s and was assigned to the 135th Assault Helicopter Company. It is no longer in service and is now based with the RAN’s Historic Flight at HMAS Albatross. The Huey will perform flying displays both Saturday and Sunday of the Flying Weekend.

The Seahawk works in conjunction with RAN ships, to find, localize, and attack (where appropriate) surface or submarine targets, with the help of its radar systems and sonobuoys. This will be a first time visit for the Seahawk to Temora. It will only be visiting on the Saturday, so don’t miss it!

Visitors can also see displays by visiting WWII Harvard’s as well as Allan Arthur’s gorgeous WWII P-40 Kittyhawk. Five Royal Australian Air Force CT4 trainer aircraft from Tamworth will be in attendance throughout the weekend with at least one aircraft on display in the Display Hangar where you can see it up close.
Don’t be surprised if more visiting aircraft join in the show too!

It is expected to be cool this weekend, so make sure you rug up. And bring along a light fold-up chair for some comfortable seating. Temora Fire Brigade Captain Greg Matthews and his team, who volunteer their cooking services at Flying Weekends, will ensure a good supply of delicious hot food and drinks are available for purchase at the Museum’s Mess Halls. Food items available include sausage sandwiches, steak sandwiches, hot dogs, pies, sausage rolls, tea, coffee, as well as cold sandwiches, muffins, and cold drinks.

If you need accommodation remember that there is always plenty available around the Riverina.

We look forward to seeing you here!