Airways Museum Open Day 2008

Aussie Propliners of the '50s
is the theme of a new photographic exhibition to be unveiled at the 2008 Open Day at the Airways Museum. The exhibition will be on display for one year.

Using photographs drawn mainly from the CAHS collections, the exhibition shows the range of propeller-driven airliners that plied Australian skies in the decade before jets began to take over.

Programme of activities:

Time Event
11.30 am Speaker - Geoff Goodall on The Rise and Rise of Reg Ansett
2.00 pm Speaker - Captain Jack Gillies on Memories of Airline Flying in the Fifties

Films will be shown continuously in the theatrette outside these times.

Entry to the Museum is by gold coin donation. Free tea and coffee available throughout the day.

Attention Pilots!

Essendon Airport P/L has generously agreed to waive landing fees for aircraft bringing in visitors to the Museum Open Day. You can only claim this waiver on the day, in person, at the Museum.

Note: You will still have to pay normal Airservices Australia airways charges. Also, Essendon is a Security Controlled Airport.

An RSVP is not necessary however if you are planning to fly in, we would appreciate an email to Phil Vabre.


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