Aero Engine Run Day

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  • Location: Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra 4551 Queensland
Aero Engine Run Day

The Queensland Air Museum will be coming to life when it fires up its collection of operational engines and aircraft in a special display of aviation horsepower. The awesome sight and sound of a 1,500 horsepower 14 cylinder radial engine powering up is an unforgettable experience and not to be missed.


The museum's operational engines and aircraft cover a range of engine designs dating from the 1930s. They include:
• An Australian made CA-16 Wirraway aircraft used for training in the Second World War.
• A 1,500 horsepower 14 cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2000 radial engine out of a RAAF Caribou aircraft.
• A hand started 40 horsepower 4 cylinder Continental A40 engine.
• PLUS several more engines.

PLEASE NOTE: The engines used on the day may vary due to operational considerations (i.e. sometimes they just don’t want to start!).

Visitors are encouraged to inspect the engines between runs and talk to the museum volunteers who restored and run them.

All day Sausage Sizzle with cold drinks and tea & coffee

Queensland Air Museum Aero Engine Run Day
Queensland Air Museum, 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra Airport, Sunshine Coast
Saturday 28th of September 2013
Gates open 10am - 4pm
Museum Admission: Adult $15 Concession $10 Child $8, Family (2 adults, 3 children) $35
The regular museum display of over 60 aircraft and aviation memorabilia is included in the entry fee.

Phone: 0458 993 347
David Beazley - Event Coordinator 

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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