Temora Aviation Museum Flying Day

Saturday 7 February 2015.   Today 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 operational warbirds to rekindle memories of former RAAF pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike.

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 Harden Bakery, highly recommended.

Aircraft on display: Royal Australian Air Force CA-27 Sabre, Gloster Meteor F.8, CA-13 Boomerang and for the finale the spectacular Supermarine Spitfire.

Below is a sample of photos taken today.  The highlight of the day for me was the CA-27 Sabre

Royal Australian Air Force CA-27 Sabre, powered by a Rolls-Royce/CAC RA.7 Avon Mk.26 axial flow turbojet

Royal Australian Air Force Sabre CA-27

Royal Australian Air Force CA-27 Sabre

CA-27 Sabre

CA-27 Sabre

Sabre Flyby

Sabre Flyby

Sabre Flyby

Sabre Flyby

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

Boomerang

Boomerang

Boomerang

Boomerang Flyby

Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII powered by a V-12 Rolls-Royce Merlin 70, 1710 hp

Spitfile

Supermarine Spitfire

Spitfile

Supermarine Spitfire

Spitfire Flyby

Spitfire Flyby

Gloster Meteor F.8 powered by Two Rolls Royce Derwent 8, single stage centrifugal flow turbojets

Gloster Meteor F.8

Gloster Meteor F.8

Meteor Flyby

Meteor Flyby

VH-DZJ – Italian Marchetti S211 at Temora not on display

VH-DZJ - Italian Marchetti S211 at the Temora

VH-DZJ – Italian Marchetti S211 at Temora

Marchetti S211

Marchetti S211

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

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

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

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