22 March 2023

Things are looking up: Temora Aviation Museum's first aircraft show for 2023 is free

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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A bird’s-eye view of the 2018 Warbirds Downunder airshow. Last year’s Warbirds Downunder was cancelled due to bad weather. Photo: Temora Aviation Museum.

Temora Aviation Museum (TAM) has announced the first airshow of the year will be free to say thank you to the community.

The first Aircraft Showcase of 2023, on 1 April, will have a new venue, Temora’s Lake Centenary.

Lake Centenary is north of the Temora Aerodrome and the flying displays are scheduled from noon to 2 pm.

TAM deputy CEO Peter Harper said the museum was pleased to deliver the event free to thank the public for the support it has received over the past few years of cancellations due to COVID and adverse weather.

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“Additionally, the change of venue to Lake Centenary will allow us to trial the venue before our new and exciting event on October 21 – A Day at the Lake. Stay tuned for more information regarding that event,” he said.

“The date of this event being April 1st is just a coincidence, this is not an April Fool’s Day prank.”

The April Showcase will feature an RAAF Pilatus PC-21, capable of sustained low-level speeds of 320 knots.

Hydraulically assisted ailerons and roll spoilers can produce fighter-like rates of roll exceeding 200 degrees a second.

April Aircraft Showcase poster

The free April Aircraft Showcase promises an impressive line-up. Photo: Temora Aviation Museum.

The event will also display all serviceable aircraft from the RAAF 100SQN Temora Historic Flight Collection and other visiting aircraft. The aircraft on display will include a Supermarine Spitfire, Wirraway, Tiger Moth, A-37 Dragonfly, Birddog, English Electric Canberra, and Ryan STM S2, as well as visiting planes including a Mustang, P-40 Kittyhawk, Harvard and CT-4.

TAM is encouraging everyone to bring a picnic rug to enjoy an afternoon of flying and the surroundings of Lake Centenary.

Barista-made coffee and food will be on sale.

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All pre-purchased tickets will be fully refunded before the event but are still valid to attend this new location.

Attendees are required to register for the free event to ensure that spectators are adequately catered for on the day. Click here to register.

The museum will also be open from 10 am to 4 pm on the day, with complimentary entry.

Click here for more information and to schedule a visit.

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