Aircraft Showcase – CAC

Win a ride in the Ryan

Saturday September 3rd will be a great day to be here at the TemoraAviationMuseum. With Father’s Day the following day, Temora Aviation Museum is offering all fathers that visit the Museum for Aircraft Showcase, a chance to receive an early Father’s Day present.

One lucky dad, who attends the Museum on September 3rd, will win a ride in the beautiful Ryan STM s2 after the flying program finishes. When they arrive at the Museum all dad’s will receive a ticket and the winner will be drawn at the end of the flying program. The special dad will then be able to suit up for what will be a spectacular 15 minute spring time flight over Temora and surrounding areas. The father taking the ride must be over 18yrs of age and sign a waiver.

Aircraft Showcase – Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation

Aircraft Showcase – Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation will take to the skies above Temora on Saturday September 3rd. The Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation was an Australian aircraft manufacturer during Word War II and the post war era. The company began as a private corporation founded by Lawrence Wackett who had been a Captain with the Australian Flying Corps and known for his engineering ingenuity. After World War I, Wackett had begun manufacturing and designing Civil Aircraft.

In the 1930’s CAC took up the license for the North American NA-16 which ultimately became the CAC Wirraway. CAC designed the Wackett and then the Boomerang fighter which was the only indigenous designed and built aircraft to see combat in WWII. The factory had a good working relationship with North American and also produced the Mustang in later years.

During WWII CAC produced two interesting prototypes which unfortunately never made it into production. The Woomera which was a three seater medium bomber that had remotely operated turrets in the rear engine nacelles and an interceptor, the CA-15 or Kangaroo, a 721 km/h fighter with a range of 4000 km’s. After the war CAC produced the CA-25 Winjeel and the CA-27 Sabre.

To celebrate and remember the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation’s contribution toAustralia’s Military Aviation we will be flying the CA-16 Wirraway,  CA-13 Boomerang and the RAAF CA-27 Sabre. Some visiting aircraft will also be joining us for the day including some CA-25 Winjeel’s. 

Fathers Day Special

The 4th of September 2011 marks Fathers Day this year and for those of you who want to find that perfect gift for your special Dad – look no further than our online merchandise

The Temora Aviation Museum’s online shop has a range of aviation related merchandise including books, clothing, caps, gift items, DVDs, and Museum merchandise that you can purchase as a gift for your dad.

All orders are shipped within 24 hours of receiving them and online payments are secure.

Name Our Newsletter Competition

Thank you to the hundreds of you who have sent in an entry for the Name our Newsletter competition. Entries are now closed and our judges are busy sifting through the many creative suggestions you have given us. Stay tuned to future newsletters for the announcement of the new name and also the name of the lucky person who will be going for a ride in our Tiger Moth.

Warbirds Downunder 2011

Don’t forget the upcoming Warbirds Downunder Airshow which will be held at the Museum on Saturday November 19th, 2011. 

There will be plenty of aerial action for you to enjoy with most of the Museum’s aircraft collection taking to the skies as well as plenty of visiting aircraft including the RAAF Roulettes, RAAF Hot Air Balloon, Allan Arthurs P-40 Kittyhawk, RAAF Museum CAC Mustang, Southern Knights Aerobatic Team. Aircraft from Judy Pay’s collection and may more of our friends. The visiting aircraft which have confirmed have been listed on our website – but we are still working on others. As they confirm we will add them to the website also.

Apart from the flying program there will be other exhibits for you to see and enjoy. The children will be occupied with Kids Korner, Jumping Castles and other activities. A wide variety of food vendors will be here on the day to ensure you are provided with a vast food selection and if you are a classic / vintage car and military vehicle fan, you can enjoy perusing the many vehicles on display for the event.

For the first time we are selling two types of tickets. General admission tickets as well as Gold pass tickets. For details on the inclusions associated with both, take a look at our website. We want to encourage everyone to purchase their tickets online well before the event so you can avoid the queues on the day. Remember, Gold Passes are limited and will not be available at the gate!

UPDATE: Gold Passes are selling fast and are limited. Get yours today to avoid the disappointment of missing out.