Props, Jets & Rotors Display & Competition!

Props, Jets and Rotors’ 18th Annual Aviation Scale Model Display & Competition will be on at SAAM on 10th-11th August 2019. Put it in your diaries and download the program by clicking on the image at left, or go to our Events page!

This popular event is staged at SAAM each year by the Allied & Axis Wings (Aviation Scale Modelling Special Interest Group), and it is an opportunity to view some exquisite scale models and talk to the modellers, plus enjoy the Museum.

The big F-111 exchange is on!!

SAAM’s present display of RF-111C A8-134 will come to an end during the week of 13th May 2019. That aircraft is being relocated to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, as the only remaining RAAF F-111 that underwent operation deployment. It, with A8-143, operated INTERFET support overflights of East Timor in November 1999.
During the week of 13th May, A8-134, will be exchanged with A8-132, which is coming to us from ARDU at RAAF Base Edinburgh. We are very grateful to Air Force Heritage, Defence Disposals, RAAF WOE-Projects, RAAF Edinburgh and all involved in this fantastic project.
This will be a rare opportunity to photograph two F-111s  parked beside each other at SAAM, so for all you keen photographers, here’s the plan – subject to change/weather etc of course:
Thurs 16th May – 132 arrives approx. 10am and reassembly will start in a temporary fenced compound behind the Museum;
Sat 18th May about 11am – Reassembled 132 will be positioned just outside SAAM’s back fence and 134 moved next to it from display – this will be the only opportunity to photograph both aircraft together;
Mon 20th May – 134 disassembly starts while set up of 132 display in Hangar 1 continues;
Wed 22nd May – 134 prepared for road transport; and
Thu 23rd May – 134 loaded and departs….
All subject to change at short notice – watch our Facebook page for updates!!

History Festival – SAAM’s Epic Flight Centenary presentations!

Mike Milln from SAAM’s History Group will be making four presentations during the History Festival celebrating the Epic Flight Centenary of the first flight from England to Australia by the Smith brothers in Vickers Vimy G-EAOU in Nov/Dec 1919. Each presentation discusses different phases of the Epic Flight, illustrated with many photographs.

Bookings by Ph 8240-1230 or email enquiries@saam.org.au

Note – Normal SAAM entry prices apply – one entry allows attendance at all 4 presentations

Free parking at the Museum available, and morning/afternoon tea at $4!

Click on the image at left to download a poster of the events, or go to the History Festival website here: History Festival

RFDS Quiz Night at SAAM!

Here is a max fun event in a very good cause you won’t want to miss!

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is holding its Quiz Night Fundraiser at SAAM on 4th May 2019 from 6-10pm.

Don’t miss it – you can download all info and how to purchase tickets by clicking on the image at left!

Open Cockpits & Engine Run Day – 28th April 2019!

 

You can download the program for SAAM’s Open Cockpits & Engine Run Family Fun Day on Sunday 28th April 2019 by clicking on the image at left.

Note we haven’t included Barossa Helicopters although we are hoping they will attend. There attendance is always subject to weather of course and we will confirm their intentions closer to the day.

 

SAAM Open Cockpits and Engine Run Day – 28 April 2019!

Our next Family Fun Open Day is coming up on Sunday 28 April –  many new cockpits will be open to visitors including the AP-3C Orion and we will be running historic engines throughout the day including the Rolls Royce Merlin and Kestrel and the big rotary Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah. There’ll be lots for the kids too, and there’s loads of free parking, so put the date in your diaries and watch out for our program coming soon!

RAAF Heritage offical handover of Orion A09-756 to SAAM!

 

On 10 December 2017, AP-3C Orion A09-756 arrived at SAAM in pieces on 6 semi trailers from Edinburgh Airbase, courtesy of RAAF Heritage and Defence Disposals. In barely eleven months SAAM has assembled and refurbished the aircraft for display in its new display hangar.

On 2 December 2018, Air Commodore John Meier of RAAF Heritage will officially hand the aircraft over to SAAM in a ceremony that will include addresses by 10 Sqn’s Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Colin Smith; our Patron, Jim Whalley; Martin Ball, VP Airbus Australia Pacific; and our President, David Byrne.

Visitors are welcome to share the event with us and entry is free until noon. Access to the aircraft interior will be available to visitors for the first time.

You can download the program by clicking on the image at left.