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!

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.

F-111 tours special Christmas price!!

If you are looking for a unique Christmas gift or just want to indulge yourself, consider one of our F-111 tour Gift Vouchers.

For the period 15 November until 31 December they are reduced by 25% to $75.

This is a 2-hour, one-on-one personalised tour with one of our experienced guides and lots of cockpit time.

Click on the image for more details!

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.

“Kids” – Big & Small – Great Day Out for All the Family!!

Our big day on Sunday 29th October is not to be missed! Come and join us 9:30am to 4:30pm.

There will be all sorts of things to do and see – and hear! We will have the Caribou and Kiowa cockpits open at no charge, and the F-111 for a nominal $5 to help us defray the costs of exhibiting the aircraft. Otherwise pretty much everything is free other than normal entry charges and a couple of bucks (actually $2.50) for a gourmet slow-cooked sausage sizzle… and also cold drinks and the Koffee Van for all sorts of coffees and ice creams.

Barossa Helicopters will be giving their ever-popular scenic flights around the Port for $40/seat, weather permitting of course.

But the jumping castle is free and you can watch and listen to the Merlin and a couple of big radials running, the Humber Car Club will be there, Taskforce 72 will have a display of 1:72 scale working ship models – and of course you can enjoy browsing through our two display hangars and all the historic aircraft and artefacts in our collection. 

Oh – and our shop has a huge range of aircraft model kits for serious modellers through to kids, plus toys and novelties. And our  librarian will have a wide selection of second-hand aviation books for sale too!

So click on young Lachlan, who is enjoying himself piloting the Aero Commander, and download the full program. Come and join him on the day!