Temora Aviation Museum

On Saturday 20 Sep 14 I drove to Temora, 2.5 hours from Canberra with a friend to the Temora Aviation Museum for the monthly display of frontline fighters.  Each month the museum showcases four warbirds to rekindle memories of former RAAF pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike.   Saturday was a double event with the Vintage Sports Car Club of Australia (V.S.C.C.A.) displaying vintage cars and motorcycles.

The war bird flying dates are at  http://www.aviationmuseum.com.au/vistor_information/flying_dates/index.html

How to get there?   From Canberra, take Barton Highway to the Hume Highway, turn right on to the ‘new’ Burley Griffin Way at the Harden/Temora Turn Off.   Follow the signs to Temora, make sure you take a break at the Harden Cafe, highly recommended

Below is s sample of photos taken on the day.  The highlight of the day is the Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI powered by a V-12 Rolls-Royce Merlin 70 engine, 2 stage supercharger, 1710 horsepower, cool  🙂

Lockheed 12A

foreground vintage Norton motorcycles, background a Lockheed Lightning 12A

Lockheed 12A taxiing

Lockheed Lightning taxiing

Lockheed 12A fly by

Lockheed Lightning fly by

Boomerang

Australian CA-13 Boomerang manufactured at Fisherman’s Bend Melbourne. Powered by a 1200 hp Pratt & Whitney

Lockheed 12A and Boomerang in formation

Lockheed Lightning and Boomerang in formation

 

Wirraway

Wirraway also manufactured at Fisherman’s Bend powered by a Pratt & Whitney

RAAF Sabre didn't fly today

Royal Australian Air Force CA-27 Sabre didn’t fly today

RAAF Sabre

Royal Australian Air Force Sabre

P-40 Kittyhawk

Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk

P-40 Kittyhawk

P-40 Kittyhawk

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI

Spitefire

Supermarine Spitfire

P-40 Kittyhawk

Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk

P-40 Kittyhawk and Spitfire in formation

P-40 Kittyhawk and Spitfire in formation

Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire

Spitfire low level pass

Supermarine Spitfire low-level pass

A display of vintage cars from members of the Vintage Sports Car Club of Australia (V.S.C.C.A.)

display of vintage cars from members of the Vintage Sports Car Club of Australia (V.S.C.C.A.)

Temora Aviation Museum website:   http://www.aviationmuseum.com.au/index.html

Aircraft Collection:  http://www.aviationmuseum.com.au/aircraft_colection/index.html

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2 thoughts on “Temora Aviation Museum

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  2. Hello Andrew
    What an interesting post. I remember the Lockheed Lightning. As a boy growing up in Devonport one was a regular visitor to Devonport airport. It was engaged in high level (well relatively high level) photography of the state. Looking back now it was probably doing work for the Tasmanian Hydro Electric Commission. The 1950’s was an important decade, as was the 1960’s, for dam and power station building in Tasmania.
    I enjoyed the great photos.
    Cheers

    John D
    VK5BJE

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