RAAF Museum

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RAAF Museum
RAAF Museum - Point Cook.jpg
Established 1952
Location RAAF Williams Point Cook
Coordinates 37°55′50″S 144°44′57″E / 37.930464°S 144.749073°E / -37.930464; 144.749073
Type Military museum
Director David Gardener
Website http://www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum/

RAAF Museum is the official museum of the Royal Australian Air Force, the second oldest air force in the world, located at RAAF Williams Point Cook, Victoria, Australia. The museum displays aircraft of significance to the RAAF from its inception as the Australian Flying Corps to the present. At the direction of Air Marshal Sir George Jones, the RAAF Museum was formed in 1952 and fell under the administration of Headquarters Point Cook until 1988 when it became a separate unit of the RAAF.

Entry[edit]

Entry to the museum is free. The operating hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am - 3pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 10am - 5pm. The museum is closed on Mondays, Christmas Day, and Good Friday.

Aircraft on display[edit]

A Bristol Boxkite replica at the Centenary of Military Aviation

Not all of the Museum's collection is permanently exhibited. Among those on display are:[when?]

Static display[edit]

Some of the aircraft, helicopters and missiles displayed in different exhibitions are:

Replica Aircraft[edit]

Training Hangar[edit]

de Havilland Tiger Moth (A17-711)

Technology Hangar[edit]

Hangar 180[edit]

Outdoors[edit]

Lockheed C-130A Hercules (A97-214)

Strike Aircraft Hangar[edit]

Aircraft in storage[edit]

CA25-39 Winjeel, A85-439

Currently non-displayed aircraft include:[1]

Flying display[edit]

The museum conducts an interactive flying display at 1pm (1300) every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday for visitors.[3] Aircraft include the museum's own CA-18 Mustang, CAC Winjeel, CT4A Trainer, DH Tiger Moth and Sopwith Pup. Also visiting aircraft from other museums and operators participate in these displays.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aircraft in Storage, retrieved 2011-04-04 
  2. ^ Avro 707A WD280, retrieved 2011-04-04 
  3. ^ Interactive Flying Displays

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