RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre’s first public open day for 2014 is this Sunday 19 January. Their five new Warbird Trainers are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
The RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre has countless comprehensive exhibits recounting military aviation in South Queensland since the Second World War.
This year the centre will feature five 50s era Warbird Trainers, three North American T-28 Trojans, a North American T-6 Harvard, and a Commonwealth CA-25 Winjeel
The new display was arranged by Aerotec in Toowoomba, and is sure to excite Warbird enthusiasts at this Sunday’s Open day.
These were the military workhorses of the 50s, training countless US and Australian air force pilots.
The aviation centre has plenty more to offer including two swing wing F-111s, capable of flying at over twice the speed of sound.
There is also a Korean War vintage Sabre, which blacked-out part of the Gold Coast when it hit high tension electricity lines.
Also in the display is the former Army Aviation Iroquois or ”Huey” helicopter A2-771, which started its life in the Air Force back in the Vietnam War days.
If you need a break, you can take time out from the exhibits to enjoy brewed coffee, tea, drinks, and snacks available for purchase at the centre.
The Aviation Heritage Centre is open for the first 2014 open day this Sunday, and then on the third Sunday of each month, from 9am to 3pm.
Simply turn off the Cunningham Highway to RAAF Amberley near Ipswich, and follow the signs. Admission is free, and photography is welcomed.
Find out what else is happening in Brisbane this weekend by checking our event guide.