Take a whirl to Caloundra
The Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra is hoping a giant whirlybird will drop in on its open cockpit celebrations from July 1-2.
The Australian Navy Sikorsky Seahawk anti-submarine helicopter is scheduled to take a whirl to the museum on Friday afternoon, June 30, and be on display in the Museum grounds on Saturday and Sunday (July 1-2) - subject to any last-minute Navy requirements.
The 816 Squadron S-70B twin-engine chopper, with a range of 1295km, is capable of day and night rescues, demonstrated during the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
The Queensland Air Museum open cockpit weekend is held only once during the year with the canopies slid back and the cabin doors opened on some of the 30 aircraft on display at the museum.
See aircraft from around the world including bombers, helicopters and Australia's oldest DC3 and sense the adventure of flight in the early days of commercial aviation
The collection includes a full size replica of a Spitfire, many engines, models, uniforms and other aviation memorabilia.
Opening times are 10am to 4pm daily. Admission charges: Adults $8, children $5, concession $6 and family tickets for two adults and three children $19.
Caloundra is full of surprises. For more information on where to stay, what to see and do visit: www.caloundratourism.com.au
, or phone 1800 700 899 for a free copy of the Caloundra Holiday Guide.