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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
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Let the actors get you airborne
Legends of the Skies (LOTS) is back at the Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin Airport.

museum building.
Museum entrance building.


Legends of the Skies are dramatic performances telling the stories of Australian aviation legends, many with a direct connection with Moorabbin airport.

Beaufighter
Beaufighter aircraft in museum.


Creative director of LOTS, Maggie Morrison, says, "Thanks to our wonderful, creative writers, we have the usual breadth of adventure, tragedy, humour, dogged determination and eccentricities to keep an audience enthralled throughout the 2 hour programme." The stories come to life with a background of real aircraft. Talented actors perform in front of those aircraft.

airmen
Two actors dressed for the part in a previous production.

Legends in LOTS 9. Arthur Schutt argues his case! Dogged Deborah Lawrie wins hers! The mystery of the A38 A3816.... Is 13 Lucky for Some! The role of Carpet Baggers. Eccentric –me? The Harry Turner Shaw show.

Arthur Schutt is a legend at Moorabbin Airport, having established an aircraft sales and service business when the airport opened in 1948.

Arthur Schutt.
Schutty.


Debbie Lawrie learnt to fly at Moorabbin Airport and after a protracted legal battle became the first female pilot to fly for a major Australian airline.

Debbie Lawrie
Debbie at the start of her airline career."Photo: ww.aerotime.aero/28285-deborah-lawrie-interview width="182

Harry Turner Shaw was a World War One pilot, who established an aviation business in Melbourne after the war.

Harry Shaw.
Harry Shaw in his WW 1. uniform.


Performances of Legends of the Skies - Series 9 are as follows; Friday, Saturday, December 3rd & 4th at 8.00pm & Sunday 5th at 5.30pm at the Australian National Aviation Museum, Moorabbin Airport.

For details and ticketing contact Maggie on 9580-2387.

actors
Action at a previous production.

An added bonus is that after the performances, the audience can wander around the museum coming close and personal with all the aircraft.

Mirage fighter
Mirage fighter in museum.

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Why? It's an unique aviation experience
When: December 3rd, 4th, 5th, December 2021
Phone: 95802387
Where: Aviation Museum, Moorabbin airport.
Cost: $20-00
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I won't be there but I'm sure it will be wonderful.
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