Aero Engine Run Day

Indigenous & Heritage

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  • Location: Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra 4551 Queensland

Hear the roar, feel the power!!
The Neptune is (almost) here!!

It’s on again April 2!!

Queensland Air Museum will host an AERO ENGINE RUN DAY on Saturday, April 2.

Visitors will have access to all of the museums exhibits, plus there will be engines running at 10.30, 12 noon and 2pm. Hot and cold drinks will be available and our BBQ Sausage sizzle will run all day; Coffee Van; WW2 Jeep Rides and the Planes Fire and Rescue Jumping Castle free for the kids. New Engine Run Day T-shirts will be for sale in the Shop

Loads of fun for all the family!

Visitors will have the opportunity to pre-view the latest acquisition by QAM, THE LOCKHEED P-2 NEPTUNE. This has been a huge project at QAM. Firstly, we have been seeking this type of aircraft for over 25 years; Secondly, the aircraft acquired was in Mareeba so we had to send 14 volunteers to North Queensland in the midst of summer to prepare the Neptune for transport to Caloundra. 5 of the six trucks carrying the Neptune have arrived in Caloundra and some of the re-assembly has been commenced. The nose cone is expected any day now. Appreciate this is a large aircraft; wingspan 30.5 metres; length 23.7 metres; dry weight almost 16 tonnes!! So a mighty job by our volunteers to complete this project in just a couple of weeks, and now the work begins, to put it back together again.

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Aero Engine Run Day
10am to 4pm
Saturday 02 April 2016
Queensland Air Museum

Queensland Air Museum :
7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra
07 5492 5930
Queensland Air Museum

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Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra

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