Open Cockpit Weekend

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  • Location: Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra 4551 Queensland

You're in for a big weekend at the Queensland Air Museum.

Get a close up look as the aircraft cockpits are opened up. Knowledgable volunteers will be on hand to tell the tales of service and stardom of the military flying machines and the civilian passenger aircraft. The collection includes over 50 aircraft both complete and in parts. There are also large photographic and memorabilia displays. The Open Cockpit Weekend will also feature displays from visiting groups and museums to add to the impressive array of historical items on display.

Aircrafts with cockpits open -
Aztec, Beagle, Canberra, Caribou, DC-3, F27 Friendship, Hunter, Mohawk, Mustang, Piaggoi, Sea Venom, Sea Vixen, Spitfire, Vampire, Viscount, Wessex, Winjeel.

Special QAM Displays - Duigan Flyer Model (under DC-3 nose), Pratt & Whitney R-2000 radial engine running: 10.30am, 12.05pm, 3pm, Bristol Hurcules sleeve valve radial engine display (behind Heron).

Open Cockpit Weekend
Sat 3 Jul - Sun 4 Jul 2010

Visiting Displays

   1. 223 Sqn Air Force Cadets
   2. Airport Tenant Group / Save Caloundra Airport Group with Bell Huey
   3. Australia Simulator Centre
   4. Australian Womens Pilots'Association
   5. Blazer 3D Movie Theatre QLD Fire & Rescue TBC
   6. Caloundra Coast Guard QF4
   7. Caloundra Tourism Info Centre
   8. Chopperline
   9. David Brownsey - historic radio collection
  10. Defence Force Recruiting
  11. Eagle Farm Aviation Society
  12. Fleet Air Arm Assoc
  13. Gary Clarke - Swamp cartoonist signing, Saturday TBC
  14. Historic Motorcycle Club Qld
  15. Historic Speedway Car Assoc
  16. Legacy
  17. MacArthur Museum Brisbane
  18. Military Jeep Club Qld
  19. Military Vehicle Collectors Aust
  20. Museum Aust Army Flying
  21. Qld Omnibus and Coach Society
  22. Royal Flying Doctors Service
  23. Sunshine Coast Model Flyers
  24. Sunshine Coast Skydivers
  25. Vietnam Veterans Assoc

Other attractions -

    * Skydiving and parachute folding demonstrations
    * Qld Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band, performing Saturday 11am and 1pm
    * Sunshine Coast Concert Band, performing Sunday
    * RFDS King Air aircraft fly pass
    * Radio controlled model aircraft engine runs
    * Children's amusement rides
    * Children's colouring in competition
    * 223 Sqn Air Force Cadet Drill display

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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