2 May 2023

Ready for take-off: Temora Aviation Museum prepares for thrilling airshow

| Jarryd Rowley
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Spitfires, P51 Mustangs and two rare P50s will be among the historic aircraft taking to the sky as part of the Temora Aviation Museum’s upcoming showcase. Photo: Supplied.

The Temora Aviation Museum will be taking things to new heights with its upcoming aircraft showcase on Saturday (6 May).

The show will feature two Spitfires, two P51 Mustangs and two rare P40s, which are scarcely seen around the world.

Also making an appearance will be the iconic and vintage English Electric Canberra. The jet-powered bomber is one of only 49 built in Australia and was the first aircraft to make a nonstop flight across the Atlantic.

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Two current RAAF training aircraft, PC-21s, will also be on show, with one being on the ground for close observation and the other taking to the sky.

“The May 6th Aircraft Showcase is not to be missed, with our largest line-up of display of aircraft for a single-day event of 20 ex-military aircraft participating,” Temora Aviation Museum deputy CEO Peter Harper said.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer such an exciting roster of aircraft and events for our visitors. Whether you’re a long-time fan of aviation or simply looking for a fun family outing, this showcase has something for everyone.”

The event will also feature informative commentary and music, a guided tour of static exhibitions, interviews with pilots and veterans, and a pilot meet-and-greet.

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Temora Aviation Museum’s May Aircraft Showcase is one of two such events on the museum’s calendar this year. Photo: Temora Aviation Museum.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy food, souvenirs and entertainment throughout the day.

“The museum’s beautiful grounds provide the perfect backdrop for a day out with the family, and the showcase promises to be an unforgettable experience,” Mr Harper said.

Aircraft will perform a fly-past in Canberra on Sunday to mark the coronation of King Charles III.

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Families are being encouraged to book tickets 12 hours before the event to avoid missing out. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

Saturday event schedule:

10 am – Gates open.

10:30 am – Guided Hangar Tour or “Winging It” Q&A with guest speaker.

11:30 am – 2:30 pm – Flying program (all serviceable RAAF 100SQN Historic Flight Collection Aircraft).

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Flightline tour (meet-and-greet with pilots and engineers).

4 pm – Museum close.

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