We have just added Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams’ profile to our new History Group Biographies page.
You can download it here
Or go to the History Group page to browse other profiles.
We have added History Group member GPCAPT Greg Weller’s profile of FLGOFF Ted Kleinig to the website.
Ted is back left in the group photo.
Just click here to download or go to the History Group tab to browse other profiles.
We are very happy to be able to announce that the Museum will be re-opening to visitors on Wednesday 25th November.
Please note that SA Health’s spatial limit requirements of 1 person per 4 sq metres will apply. This limits our reception/shop area to 6 persons at a time, so please be patient if you are asked to wait a minute or two before entering. All our COVID-Safe procedures are in place so please use the hand sanitiser stations and maintain 1.5m distance from other visitors not in your party.
SAAM members may return to their projects from Monday 23rd November. Be sure to observe all workplace spatial distancing and sanitising requirements and be COVID safe!
We are very sorry to announce that the Museum is closed to visitors from 16 November 2020 until further noce while we assess the current COVID-19 situation.
The safety of of visitors and members remains our paramount concern.
We will post further information here and on our Facebook page as soon as it is available. You can access our Facebook page by clicking on the Facebook icon on the sidebar at right.
The Props, Jets and Rotors 19th Annual Display and Competition will be on at SAAM on 7th-8th November.
You can download the program here.
Note – the event was originally scheduled in August and was postponed to the new dates due to COVID-19 concerns. The references in the program to August are in error and event is now definitely scheduled for 7th/8th November.
The event is held at SAAM every year and the number and quality of the models displayed has to be seen to be believed. Come and see for yourself!
There are no addition charges for coming to the Display – normal entry fees apply.
This is a big pictorial issue – download it here or go to the newsletter tab to browse past issues.
This month President David Byrne reports on new displays; Sean Zhang sent a story and photos of his visit to the Alice Springs aircraft storage facility and museum; Ivan Leatherland updates us on Anson restoration progress; Chris Doudy contributed a 6-page photo-retrospective on the Aero 145 restoration, Nigel Daw reported on the Anson Crash Memorial unveiling at Loxton earlier this month; and Gary Petts continues his lavishly illustrated Aerial Photography history. You’re going to enjoy this one!!
Just click here to download our big September issue, or go to the Newsletters tab to browse past issues.
This is a big issue – 26 pages of interesting reading.
You can read in our President’s report how SAAM has provided “housing” for lemurs at Monarto Zoo; sadly, we have obituaries for two long-term and valued members, John Trussell and Ken Work; there are our usual restoration updates; an article on the Battle of Britain by GPCAPT Greg Weller to mark its 80th anniversary this year; and part 2 of Gary Petts’ history of Aerial Photography.
You can download our August newsletter here, or go to the Newsletters tab to browser past issues.
This month President David Byrne updates us on how we’re bouncing back from out COVID closure; Librarian Nigel Daw notes some new library acquisitions; and we have an obituary for member Peter “Shippy” Shipp who, sadly, left us on 15th July and a notice of another member, John Trussell, who died on 4th August and whose obituary will be in next month’s newsletter. History Group Chairman Peter Ingman puts out a call for rare model kits for an upcoming RAAF Centenary project to produce a SAAM display of models of SA based RAAF aircraft; there’s the usual restoration updates; some RAAF history and part 1 of Gary Potts’ History Group series on aerial photography.
Lots of good reading!!