One of the great things about Temora is that it’s a working museum. It has static exhibits, of course – engines and the like – but the “static” display aircraft in the museum hangar are properly maintained and regularly flown. Which means that a visit to Temora is a worthwhile treat, even on a “non-special” weekend. Case in point – April 20th this year. No long queues to get into the air show, no problems finding parking; but plenty of action from the Boomerang, Spitfire, Ryan, Tiger Moth and Dragonfly. A thoroughly worthwhile visit.
To start off, here are some of the hangar exhibits:-Above and Below:- Lockheed Hudson VH-KOY, ex-RAAF A16-112, ex-East West Airlines VH-EWA, ex-Adastra Aerial Surveys VH-AGS. I’m guessing the turret probably wasn’t installed when East West owned the Hudson; although, knowing those Tamworth boys, anything is possible…
Below:- Gloster Meteor F.8 VH-MBX, “A77-851”, ex-RAF VZ467.
Below:- Commonwealth CA-27 Sabre, VH-IPN, ex-RAAF A94-983, currently displayed carrying drop tanks and Sidewinder missiles.
Below:- Supermarine Spitfire MkXVI, VH-XVI, ex-RAF TB863, minus its propeller on the day.There were other aircraft in the hangar, but movies were being shown and the lights were dimmed, so the Wirraway, Canberra, Vampire et al will have to wait for another day.