Special Interest Displays

There are a number of special interest displays throughout the Museum with a major focus on the history of aviation in South Australia. Displays are located on the ground floor and on the upper Mezzanine Gallery of our Main Hangar.

Main Hangar – Ground Floor

World War 1
-aircraft models & memorabilia
World War 2
Training in SA
-aircraft models & memorabilia
World War 2
SA & Europe
-aircraft models & memorabilia


World War 2
SA & the Pacific
Rockets in The Desert
– rockets & other items from Woomera
Guinea Airways
-aircraft models & memorabilia with video commentary


Air Traffic Control
– ATC & Flight Services consoles & equipment
John Johanson
– awards, trophies & video commentary related to his RV-4 aircraft
Langdon Badger Collection
– memorabilia dating back to WW1 & Spitfire MK Vc


Wittber Engine & Display
– first purpose built aero engine in Australia 1914
Commercial Aviation
– aircraft models & memorabilia
QANTAS Ground Equipment
– motorised aircraft stairs
& tug


Mezzanine Gallery

Smith Brothers First Flight
England to Australia 1919
– memorabilia with video Commentary
Australian Air League
Port Adelaide Squadron
Royal Aero Club of SA
– trophies, memorabilia & photographs



Cessna Flying Club
– memorabilia & photographs
Australian Women Pilots Association
– memorabilia & photographs
Early South
Australian Aviators
– memorabilia & photographs



Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
– Southern Cross model, memorabilia & photographs
Hang Gliding
& Wayne Blackmore
– hang glider
Roy Marten Collection
– memorabilia of Roy Marten, form mayor of Port Adelaide


Hangar 2

Vietnam War Display
– Canberra nose section with video commentary
DHC-4 Caribou
– aircraft on-board video
Naval Aviation
– artwork display