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Published March 10th 2013
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Classic Jets Fighter Museum Entrance


While many people know about the SA Aviation Museum and its open cockpit days, not everyone knows there is another aviation museum in Adelaide.

The Classic Jets Fighter Museum (CJFM) has been at Parafield Airport since 1996, and is a must-see for anyone with an interest in aviation.

It's a not-for-profit museum and relies heavily on the goodwill of volunteers. For more information about its history see here and take a look at their Facebook page.

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The Jindivik Target Drone Flies at 900km/h


All of the current displays are on view in one hangar, while a second hangar is used for the painstaking reconstruction work or wrecked aircraft by volunteers.

What I particularly like about the CJFM is that the exhibits are well described and very accessible, and it's OK to sit in cockpits of some of the planes. Great for photo opportunities, and the kids love it!

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Hop Aboard the Avon Sabre Into the Cockpit


While the word "jet" is part of the museum name, it no longer focuses solely on fighter jet aircraft, and has a good collection of military propeller aircraft too. The aircraft on display change occasionally as new planes are acquired, or when supporters loan aircraft for display.

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De Havilland Chipmunk DHC-1


Around the perimeter of the museum is a great collection of aviation related collectibles which provide a rich background history of the planes and their crews.

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Exhibits on Display


The Classic Jets Fighter Museum offers two hour activity sessions for school children accompanied by either a parent or teacher. For more details see here.

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Even Children Can Fly


There is also a handy shop where you can buy refreshments, and other mementoes of your visit such as books and models.

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The Museum Shop Sells Refreshments, Books and Models


The museum also holds an occasional Air Display, where you can watch a fantastic display of aircraft flying overhead, while others are on open display on the tarmac. The next Antique & Classic Aircraft Air Display will be held on March 17 2013.

If you haven't been before, then take a look at this unique exhibition of propeller and jet air craft. It's a place the whole family can enjoy, and good to show interstate visitors what to see in Adelaide..

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When: 10:00 to 4:00pm 7 Days a week. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Phone: (08) 8258 2277
Where: Hangar 52 Anderson Drive Parafield Airport South Australia
Cost: Adults: $10, Children 4-16: $5, Under 4's: FREE, Concession: $8, Family: (2 adults & 2 children) $25
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