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  • Location: Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra 4551 Queensland

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 from a RAAF Caribou aircraft.
• An 80 year-old hand started 40 horsepower 4 cylinder Continental A40 engine.
• PLUS several more engines and aircraft.

PLEASE NOTE: The engines and aircraft 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.

Also featuring
All day Sausage Sizzle with cold drinks and tea & coffee
World War 2 jeep rides
F-111 aircraft viewing

Saturday 11th January 2014
Queensland Air Museum
7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra Airport, Sunshine Coast
Gates open 10am – 4pm
Engine Run Shows at 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm

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.

downloadable: "Aero Engine Run Day" pdf flyer

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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