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“Legacy of WW1 Flyers” movie

“Legacy of WW1 Flyers” movie

The “Legacy of WW1 Flyers” movie is open to the public and will be shown at 6:30pm on the 12th of Dec at the Langley Hall.

Entrance is free. No need to book. Call 93114470 for more information

 

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Western Australian Airways Bristol Tourer replica with Sopwith Camel at Aviation Heritage Museum.

 

 

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Leonard Taplin 5 Dec 1921 after forced landing at Murchison House Station Kalbarri.

 

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April 2015 Museum Newsletter

April 2015 Museum Newsletter

April-2015.pdf

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March 2015 Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter

Mar-2015.pdf

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Bell UH-1H A2-296 At The Museum

Bell UH-1H A2-296 At The Museum

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By Mike Mirkovic

Delivered to the RAAF in November 1973 and was assigned to 35 Squadron in Townsville. Later it served with 5 Squadron at Fairbairn, Canberra and also on detachment to Pearce. Transferred to Army Aviation Corps between December 1989 and January 1990 and assigned to 171 Squadron, 1st Aviation Regiment at Oakey. Moved to A.R.D.U. at Edinburgh in August 2007, wearing dual Air Force and Army titles. Last flight was from Edinburgh to Archerfield on December 12, 2007.

It was then inhibited and moved to Damascus Barracks at Meeandah, Brisbane. Was allocated to RAAFA Aviation Heritage Museum of W.A. in 2012 and after about 18 months of wrangling, paper work and payments it finally left the barracks on 20 July, 2014 on a Goldstar Transport semi for the trip across the country. It finally arrived at the museum at Bull Creek on the morning of July 29 and was lifted off the truck by a crane from Fremantle Cranes onto it’s display area. During the day W.A. veterans from 9 Squadron, Col Hendly and Peter Robertson and museum workshop staff under Mal Sweetman assembled the main rotors and shaft. Next day, Mal gave it a good clean and removed the protection from the cockpit and cabin windows and cleaned the interior. It will be covered by a roof in it’s outdoor display area later this year. (Update - it is now displayed under a camouflage net per the last photo...Steve). 

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The Running Merlin Engine

The Running Merlin Engine

 

 

On May 15th 2014 the Aviation Heritage Museum took delivery of a Rolls Royce Merlin from a WW2 Mosquito aircraft. The engine was fired up within 15 minutes of delivery and ran fine. We have been running the engine once or twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays. We will continue to run the engine on Saturdays at noon, at least. The Thursday workshop guy have started the servicing of the engine and sometimes fire it up for a test on Thursdays. The Museum would like to thank the Qantas Museum in NSW for their help in acquiring the engine and to Peter Shepard and Ian Durrant for their help in organising the fuel and other bits to make it run. If you would like to help up continue to run the Merlin and preserve our heritage then please make a donation using the portal on our home page.  

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