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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 F-111 Tour flyer - cropped for home pagetour 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.









SA Airmen of the Great War Cover - front only


SAAM’s History Group produced this book with historian Chas Schaedel as an ANZAC Centenary project under the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

The book is now available on our website HERE. It is illustrated with a large number of photographs from Chas Schaedel’s collection, and identifies and details the service of over three hundred South Australians who served as airmen during the Great War.

Free copies of the book are available at the Museum for relatives of the airmen listed. Other visitors may purchase a copy in the Museum shop for $10 while stocks last, or you can order online from the publisher at www.avonmorebooks.com.


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