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
Australian CA-13 Boomerang manufactured at Fisherman’s Bend Melbourne. Powered by a 1200 hp Pratt & Whitney
Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII powered by a V-12 Rolls-Royce Merlin 70, 1710 hp
Gloster Meteor F.8 powered by Two Rolls Royce Derwent 8, single stage centrifugal flow turbojets
VH-DZJ – Italian Marchetti S211 at Temora not on display
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