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This small museum with an amazing collection of memorabilia would impress anyone, especially those with a keen interest in anything relating to planes. This Museum, just 30 minutes north of Brisbane, just minutes from the Bruce Highway off the Bribie Island turn off, has much to interest anyone interesting in history, especially planes. The address is Hangar 104, McNaught Road, Caboolture.
They have several operating warplanes, their website giving these details Our flying warbirds consist of: P51D Mustang VH-MFT CAC Wirraway VH-MFW SNJ-4 VH-NAG CAC Winjeel VH-SOB
Nieuport 17 VH-NIE"
There are many exhibits, including an Iroquois helicopter and the cockpit of an F111.
The Museum is open daily from 9 am to 3 pm. The admission prices are Adult $10, Child (5 – 14 years) $5, Family pass (2 adults and 2 children) $20 and for Seniors it is $5. They also welcome group bookings but you will have to contact the museum either by phone 5499 1144 or email CabooltureWarplaneMuseum@gmail.com for more information.
If you would like to fly in one of the planes, it can be arranged, though of course there will be a further fee. Check out their website for more details.
Recently two of the planes flew over the Caboolture Historical Village – when the Village celebrated the 100th Anniversary of World War I.
On November 2nd, an event Wheels and Wings will be held at the Museum, which will open at 8 am for the event. More details on the website - Caboolture Warplane Museum
In 1967 when I was serving in Vietnam, these small aircraft were spotter planes which were commonly called "Bird Dogs". They were armed but mainly used as spotters for artillery falls, or to drop smoke on ememy positions, so the fighters and gunships could do their job. The pilots must have been brave.