FESTIVAL OF VINTAGE PLANES, BOATS & TRAINS – PROGRAM
Sat/Sun 15th/16th October 2016
The Festival is fast approaching and here’s what we will be putting on. Note entry is free both days and there is a free shuttle bus to take you to other venues in the Port, and a steam train running between us and the National Rail Museum. We have loads of free parking, so why not start here then take the bus or train to your next stop??
FESTIVAL OF VINTAGE PLANES, BOATS & TRAINS – ADVANCE NOTICE
Sat/Sun 15th/16th October 2016
This is advanced notice of the event, which will be held throughout Port Adelaide. It will include free entry to the museums and SAAM will be running historic aircraft engines, providing metal work and fabric aircraft restoration work demonstrations and much more. Weather permitting Barossa Helicopters will provide scenic flights from behind the museum as usual. We will post a complete program of events as soon as it is available.
PROPS, JETS & ROTORS SCALE MODEL DISPLAY & COMPETITION –
20th/21st August 2016 at THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN AVIATION MUSEUM
Download Brochure and Program HERE
COAST TO COAST: ADELAIDE’S HERITAGE MOTORING TOUR – GLENELG TO PORT ADELAIDE –
22 MAY 2016 – Starting 10am
Vintage, veteran and classic cars travel from Glenelg to Port Adelaide celebrating the history of motoring in SA. Watch them drive by or chat with their drivers and friends at a display at the South Australian Aviation Museum. A sausage sizzle will be available and take the opportunity to visit the Museum too!
Organised by The Morris Register of SA
TWILIGHT ENGINE RUN AND FILM NIGHT – SATURDAY 9th APRIL 2016 4:30pm START
CORVETTE CLUB OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA DISPLAY 14 FEBRUARY 2016 10AM-3PM
Come and see the Club display members’ Corvette cars at the South Australian Aviation Museum. They are also laying on a band and a food van, so should be fun!
ADVANCE NOTICE – SATURDAY 16 JANUARY 2016 at 2:00PM
Robin H Brand BSc CEng MIET will give a presentation at the South Australian Aviation Museum on “Britain’s First Space Rocket – The Story of the Skylark”.
That is the Title of Robin’s comprehensive book on the subject (cover pictured below) that took him more than 6 years to research and write.
In his presentation he will tell the story of the birth of British rocket technology and the first British rocket to reach space in 1957. He will emphasise the role Woomera played in the Skylark’s development.
The presentation will be held in SAAM’s meeting room at 66 Lipson Street Port Adelaide.
ADMISSION IS FREE but we hope you will take the opportunity also to visit our display hangar, for which the normal museum entry charges will apply – see here
Port Festival (10th & 11th October 2015)
The Port Festival is run once a year and incorporates all of the museums in the area. Come along and visit our museum for the day and for a small fee catch a train to the Railway Museum. Helicopter Joy Flights are also available thanks to Barossa Helicopters.
Open Cockpit Family Fun Day (Sunday 8th November 2015 )
Open Cockpit Days are usually held at least once a year. They are a great chance to get up close and personal with your favourite aircraft.
Spitfire Open Cockpit Days
Three times a year the RAAF 79 Squadron Spitfire MK Vc UP-O is open for your inspection. Langdon Badger will show specific items, such as:
- the early Royal Flying Doctor display
- an early QANTAS display
- a Wright brothers postcard commemorating the World’s first controlled flight in 1903
- Admiral Yamamoto’s propeller
- a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine
- a photo of 79 Squadron’s Alec Chomley bailing out at sea
- Japanese invasion money
- a secret invasion plan
- WWI engines and propellers
- a stealth bomber watch
- Coastwatchers’ chairs
- Spitfire items including a real Supermarine ashtray and story
- photographs of 79 Squadron Spitfires in action during WWII
- camp life in the Pacific.
A pilot will then show you the cockpit, explaining how the gun sight and the IFF radio work, and how you blow the IFF radio up if caught behind enemy lines. Another volunteer will explain the airframe itself and how it was made 70 years ago.
This takes one-and-a-half hours, starting at 10 am. Langdon then takes questions, and having flown both a Spitfire and Mustang can tell you the difference between them.