The Museum and the event is run and hosted by the very enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers at the South Australian Aviation Museum. Their open days are always a big hit with kids - big and small.
There will be approximately 4 or 5 engines turned on and run. Two of the engines are powerful Rolls Royces and another is a 100-year-old rotary engine which, depending on whether it behaves or not "it's a bit cantankerous" will be turned on at the Open Day too.
Also on the program are helicopter joy flights over Port Adelaide for just $35 per person. The joy flights will depend on the weather on the day, so please check in on the SA Aviation Museum Facebook page to keep up with the latest news on these.
The Aviation Museum, in the heart of Port Adelaide, is a totally hands-on experience. Visitors are encouraged to touch and sit in a range of different aircraft. You can sit in the cockpit of quite a few planes and explore the interiors of many others. The museum is also home to Woomera's Defence Science and Technology Organisation's heritage rocket collection.
The museum has a small shop with a few aviation themed items for sale. The building is wheelchair and pram friendly and there are clean and tidy toilets, but no cafe. There's plenty of tables and chairs, inside and out, for visitors to sit at and enjoy.
The SA Aviation Museum is located directly behind the National Railway Museum at 66 Lipson Street in Port Adelaide. The Family Fun Day is on Sunday 9th April from 9.30am to 5pm.