Come to Museums in the Port – 13/14 October!

Museums in the Port Sat 13th/Sun 14th October

Special pricing at all three Museums and special events!

Why not use free parking at the Aviation Museum
and visit us first? Then you can catch the free bus
running between all the Museums and the Warf
every 20-30 minutes – or catch a historic train to
the National Railway Museum for $3!

Go to the events tab to download program, or just click on the image at left.

Aero 145 VH-ZCL arrives at SAAM!

Aero 145 VH-ZCL was recovered from storage at Pallamana Aerodrome near Murray Bridge SA on 1 September 2018 and is now safely at SAAM. The aircraft had been dismantled for restoration by the donors, the Charlie Zululima Trust, which SAAM will now undertake, The fuselage (as pictured) is in our workshop and the wings, tail surfaces, engines, instruments and seats etc all in  temporary container storage. We will advise further when we have a timeline worked out for this major restoration and assembly project.

The aircraft has rich South Australian provenance: it was purchased by John Doudy, who established Commodore Aviation,  in October 1962 and registered as VH-WWC. Commodore based the aircraft in Port Lincoln where for many years it was used for tuna spotting and island lighthouse supply.

September newsletter ready for download!

Our September newsletter is ready for download – just click on the front-page image at left, or go to the Newsletters tab on the Home Page to browse this and previous issues.

It’s another big issue with news from the President about the Aero 145 recovery from Pallamana/Murray Bridge and upcoming events; an obituary of Honorary Member Colin Watt OAM, DFM, Chev. LH (Fr); restoration updates on the Fairey Battle, Sheppard, Anson and Orion; more memories from Langdon Badger – this time of the Aero 145 in service; an absorbing profile of SQNLDR Robert Bungey DFC; and a RAAF History article on the delivery of the Avon Sabre.

Sit back and enjoy!