RAAF Takes Over Ownership of the Temora Aviation Museum Collection

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Some surprising news being announced today in Australia. And no, it is not April 1st, this comes from the Royal Australian Air Force's official FB page and is linked to the Temora Aviation Museum's FB page, plus the RAAF Centenary page on the Australian Defence website. Has been kept very quiet. RAAF received additional funding to mark their centenary in 2021 in a range of events, heritage programs and educational activities. QUOTE: Defence has entered into an agreement with the Temora Aviation Museum to transfer ownership of 11 historically significant aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force. As we approach our Centenary in 2021, this agreement will ensure that these historic aircraft can continue to be preserved, remembered and displayed. The aircraft - a Canberra, Vampire, Meteor, two Spitfires, Hudson, Wirraway, Boomerang, Cessna A-37B Dragonfly, DH-82A Tiger Moth and a Ryan STMS2 - were flown and supported during several conflicts in defence of our country and our national interests. They'll continue to be located and maintained by the expert staff at the Temora Aviation Museum. You can find out more about our Centenary at www.airforce.gov.au/100 END QUOTE. Let the speculation, discussion and doom saying begin.
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An interesting collection, which I was lucky to visit about 10 years ago, but who actually owned them prior to the transfer. Is the Sabre still there?
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David Lowy from the Westfield shopping centre franchise here in Australia.
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Wow.

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Thanks QldSpitty. Let's hope the RAAF continues to maintain them in flying condition.
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Great news if it means continued support for the flying Hudson. Being basically a modified civil type with room for freight or passengers, I'm surprised more haven't survived in airworthy shape.

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The aircraft shall be flown at Showcase and Warbirds Downunder shows as usual by the Museum (Temora Historic Flight Club) pilots, they shall be maintained as now by the maintenance staff of TAM under Chief Engineer Andy Bishop. The deal is for an initial 5 years
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David Lowy from the Westfield shopping centre franchise here in Australia.
Same Westfields we have in the US?

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Yes

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The irony considering the thread about the RNHF giving up to be run by a charity.
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^^^^^ That was going to be my exact comment.

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And the Royal Australian Navy Historic Flight aircraft going to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society......