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Engines Alive Day - Queensland Air Museum

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Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Event:
Feel The Noise, Hear The Power
Engines Alive, Queensland Air Museum, aviation horsepower, CAC Wirraway, family outing, WW2 jeep rides, BBQ sausage sizzle, hot and cold drinks, aircraft inspections, related aviation displays, great fun
Engines Alive, 7 January 2017 - Image: QAM FB page


This could conceivably be one for the 'boys' in the household, when Queensland Air Museum presents its collection of historic operational aircraft engines at the Engines Alive Day in an exciting display of aviation horsepower. Can you imagine the sounds emanating from a 1500 horsepower 14 cylinder radial engine powering up?

Engines Alive, Queensland Air Museum, aviation horsepower, CAC Wirraway, family outing, WW2 jeep rides, BBQ sausage sizzle, hot and cold drinks, aircraft inspections, related aviation displays, great fun
CAC CA-18 MUSTANG MK. 23 A68-201 Nell Replica - Image: Elaine de Wet


The museum's operational engines and aircraft cover a range of engine designs dating from the 1940's. Visitors for the day are encouraged to inspect the engines between runs and talk to the volunteers who did the restorations.

Engines Alive, Queensland Air Museum, aviation horsepower, CAC Wirraway, family outing, WW2 jeep rides, BBQ sausage sizzle, hot and cold drinks, aircraft inspections, related aviation displays, great fun
CAC CA-16 WIRRAWAY Mk III A20-652 / VH-WIR C/N 1104 Image: www.qam.com.au


Queensland Air Museum's Operational Engine and Aircraft Collection consists of engines ranging from 40hp to 1 500hp, which includes a fully operational CAC Wirraway aircraft. A selection of the Collection will feature in each run-up display to provide a good cross-section of aero engine types.

Engines Alive, Queensland Air Museum, aviation horsepower, CAC Wirraway, family outing, WW2 jeep rides, BBQ sausage sizzle, hot and cold drinks, aircraft inspections, related aviation displays, great fun
BELL UH-1H IROQUOIS A2-310 C/N 13310 - Image: Elaine de Wet


Engines Alive should be a memorable experience for the whole family to participate in (unless, of course, Mum needs to do a bit of shopping and decides to drop Dad and the boys off). Feel the noise, hear the power at three stipulated times during the Engines Alive Day when a variety of engines are run:-

11.00am; 12.30pm and 2.00pm

Why not make it a family day out, there will be loads to do including WW2 jeep rides, a BBQ sausage sizzle all day, hot and cold drinks plus the fun of inspecting all the aircraft and related displays.

Engines Alive, Queensland Air Museum, aviation horsepower, CAC Wirraway, family outing, WW2 jeep rides, BBQ sausage sizzle, hot and cold drinks, aircraft inspections, related aviation displays, great fun
CAC CA-25 WINJEEL A85-410 C/N CA25-10 - Image: Elaine de Wet


Gates are open from 10.00am to 4.00pm, with the three engine run times (see above) and all for a very reasonable price:-

Adults $15;
Concession/Student $10;
Children $8; and
Family Pass $35 (two adults and three children)

Where else will you find a full day of family fun for only $35? And, Mum…it will work out far less expensive than a shopping trip.

Engines Alive, Queensland Air Museum, aviation horsepower, CAC Wirraway, family outing, WW2 jeep rides, BBQ sausage sizzle, hot and cold drinks, aircraft inspections, related aviation displays, great fun
Home of the F111 - Image: Elaine de Wet
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Why? To feel the noise, hear the power
When: Saturday, 7 January 2017 10.00am to 4.00pm
Phone: (07) 5492-5930
Where: 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra. Queensland 4551
Cost: Adults $15; Concession/Student $10; Children $8; and Family Pass $35 (two adults and three children)
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Need to experience the sound of world war 2 war planes.. unique experience.
by Barry (score: 2|977) 802 days ago
Experience the sound and roar of these fine planes.. Looking forward to it.
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