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Open Cockpit and Aircraft Engine Run Family Fun Day, SA Aviation Museum

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
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Come And Touch The Planes
The Open Cockpit and Aircraft Engine Run Family Fun Day is a day that you and your family will not want to miss.

South Australian Aviation Museum
South Australian Aviation Museum (©paula mcmanus)


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.

South Australian Aviation Museum
South Australian Aviation Museum (©paula mcmanus)


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.

South Australian Aviation Museum
South Australian Aviation Museum (©paula mcmanus)


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.

South Australian Aviation Museum
South Australian Aviation Museum (©paula mcmanus)


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.

South Australian Aviation Museum
South Australian Aviation Museum (©paula mcmanus)


There's a wide and varied display of Australian commercial, recreational, historic and military aircraft, including the crowd-pleasing F-111 and a Navy Wessex helicopter.

There really is something here for everybody and the family-friendly entrance fees make it a place that you must put on your To Do list.

South Australian Aviation Museum
South Australian Aviation Museum (©paula mcmanus)


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.

South Australian Aviation Museum
South Australian Aviation Museum (©paula mcmanus)

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Why? The Open Cockpit and Aircraft Engine Run Family Fun Day is a day that you and your family will not want to miss
When: Sunday 9th April 2017
Phone: 8240 1230
Where: South Australian Aviation Museum, Lipson Street, Port Adelaide
Cost: $15 per adult, $7 per child, $35 family (no concessions)
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