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!
SAAM is hosting CASA’s Adelaide AvSafety Seminar on Thursday 21 February 2019 at 6:30pm.
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.
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!
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.
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!
SAAM’s new display hangar, part funded through the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund, was officially opened on behalf of the Commonwealth by Senator for South Australia Senator David Fawcett on Wednesday 30th August.
About 90 members and invited guests were on hand to hear SAAM President Pieter van Dyk, Mayor Gary Johanson of the Port Adelaide Enfield Council and Senator Fawcett address them. Senator Fawcett unveiled a commemorative plaque to officially open the hangar, and then toured the new hangar and the museum’s just completed Caribou display with other guests. They were also able to see the partially assembled Kiowa received from Defence Disposals just two days earlier. Our guests then joined us for a light lunch.
Among the guests were Mayor Gary Johanson, Bob Ahrens, Air Commodore Vincent (Joe) Lervasi, Jim Whalley and Roger Lang – all good friends of the museum.
Pictured is SAAM’s President, Pieter van Dyk, introducing Senator Fawcett to assembled guests.
SAAM is very pleased to be hosting the 16th Annual Props, Jets & Rotors Scale Model Display & Competition in the Museum on 12th-13th August 2017.
Come along and see a huge range of models produced by dedicated craftsmen – and women – who really know what they are doing! You may pick up some hints for your own efforts …
Full details under the “Events” tab or just click on the poster