MEDIA RELEASE – 28th September 2022.

Cancellation of Warbirds Downunder Airshow

 

The Chief Executive Officer of the Temora Aviation Museum, Murray Kear, has reported that the biennial Warbirds Downunder Airshow that was to be held on 15th and 16th October this year has had to be cancelled.

“The decision to cancel the event has not been taken lightly”, Mr Kear said, “however the unprecedented weather cycles have waterlogged the entire event site including car parking, aircraft parking, caravan parking and the tent city glamping sites, and has prevented them from being utilised as intended”.

Mr Kear went on to say “Temora has received 101.8mm of rain in September to date, and with more heavy falls forecast prior to October 15th, and because the event site is predominantly grassed areas without any infrastructure or roads, we are unable to stage the event. Temora has received already this year 745.8mm to September, with another 4 months to go to the end of the year, the town is trending to double its annual expected rainfall. We have cancelled the show because the potential for spectators, campers, vendors and all attendees to be placed in an unsafe situation is far too high, and it would not be appropriate or safe to invite our visitors onto the site”, Mr Kear explained.

All ticket holders will have the price of their tickets refunded.

Mr Kear said, “We know how disappointing this is for all our intended visitors, as it is for our Temora Aviation Museum team who have worked so hard for the last two years organising the event”.

We will now regroup and announce when we can next stage this event.

“We know this is very disappointing news, and we thank you for your understanding and patience”.

Media Contact:

Temora Aviation Museum and Warbirds Downunder – admin@aviationmuseum.com.au

Ph: 02 69771088