HARS Aviation Museum in NSW will fly two long-serving RAAF warbirds next weekend.
The Lockheed AP-3C Orion clocked more than 16,000 flying hours from 1978 to 2016 and is maintained in peak condition, while the Dakota C-47 served with the RAAF from 1945 to 2000.
The flights form part of HARS’ monthly Tarmac Days tour, which takes place over three consecutive days starting on the second Friday of each month (Friday, 9 to Sunday, 11 October).
Visitors to Tarmac Days can also view the almost 50 aircraft on display at the museum located at Shellharbour Airport just off the Princes Highway.
Also featuring will be:
- A Bell 47 MASH helicopter flying on Saturday and Sunday;
- Piston engine runs early on Saturday and Sunday afternoons on the museum’s two operational Neptune anti-submarine patrol aircraft from the 1960s;
- Engine runs on a former RAN carrier-based Grumman S2 Tracker;
- Up close restoration of a WW2 Beaufighter and the replica of Kingsford Smith’s “Southern Cross”.