Temora Aviation Museum, Temora
Temora owns a rich and noteworthy aviation history, beginning in 1941 with the Royal Australian Air Force establishing the once largest WWII pilot training school; No 10 Elementary Flying Training School. It is here in 1999 that the Temora Aviation Museum was founded by warbird aircraft collector and former national aerobatics champion, David Lowy AM.
Housing one of the world’s finest collections of flying historic ex-military aircraft, the Museum attracts over 40,000 visitors a year. Its uniqueness lies in the Museum holding regular Aircraft Showcase days when the aircrafts take to the sky, an absolute must for warbird enthusiasts. The collection includes the only two Spitfires and oldest Tiger Moth flying in Australia, the world’s only flying Gloster Meteor F.8, Hudson Bomber and much more.
The Museum takes an interactive approach with air-conditioned display buildings and hangars, allowing close-up inspection of the aircraft, mezzanine level overlooking the engineering hangar, picnic areas, an aviation-themed children’s playground and a theatrette. Along with Aircraft Showcase, interactive education workshops for school students are also available.
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