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| SAAM to acquire DHC-4 Caribou!
SAAM is very happy to have been selected by the Australian Military Sales Office as preferred applicant for DHC-4 Caribou A4-225. This is one of five Caribous parked at Oakey, which were subject to a recent disposal tender to Australian Historical Aviation Organisations.
Representatives from SAAM will be discussing the acquisition in Oakey next week, prior to the execution of an agreed Deed of Transfer and the dismantling of the aircraft for transport to Port Adelaide. The Museum has already taken steps to redesign our new display hangar to accommodate the 9+ metre high tail of the aircraft. Construction of the new building is to start as soon as council approves the plans now before it, and is expect to be completed by the end of August.
A4-225 was delivered to the RAAF in June 1965, one of 29 Caribous ordered between 1963 and 1971. It gave 44 years of service before being retired in 2009. It served with 38 Sqn Detachment A in PNG, where it was used to qualify crews in difficult tropical and terrain conditions before their deployment to Vietnam. It also served in natural disaster relief work – for example, relief operations in Townsville after Cyclone Althea in 1971.
We’ll keep you posted on the project’s progress – you can be sure she will be given a very good home at the South Australian Aviation Museum!
SAAM launches its new one-on-one F-111 tour program!!
This new two hour tour is a great way to get up close and personal with the iconic F-111. One of our guides will take you on your individual tour of this great aircraft’s exterior and cockpit and explain its many features.
CLICK HERE for more information about the tour, how to purchase a Tour Gift Certificate and the booking procedure.