Australia Day – Get Airborne Event

Adventure flights are available for anyone who wants the experience in either the CAC Wirraway or North American Trojan. These were training aircraft for the pilots in the war, are still operational and you can go for a fly in either of them.

The museum volunteers will be putting a BBQ sausage sizzle lunch. For information or to book a flight, complete the form below or call (07) 5330 1969 or 0401 493 999.

CAC Wirraway

Built in Melbourne at the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Factory in 1945 and was fully restored in Caboolture in 1994-1997. The CAC Wirraway was the primary training aircraft of the RAAF during WWII and for a decade after.

North American T-28B “Trojan”

The Trojan was produced by the same company that built the mighty P-51 Mustang of WWII fame. It is a powerful, high performance aircraft capable of aerobatics and high-speed flight (over 300 knots) and was initially built as an advanced trainer aircraft, but with it’s rugged design and excellent flight characteristics, it was developed into a ground attack aircraft that could carry bombs, guns and rockets on under-wing hard-points.

Australia Day Adventure Flight

Aircraft available: CAC Wirraway, North American Trojan.
Wirraway flight costs: 20 minutes $500; 30 minutes $600; 45 minutes $850.
Trojan flight costs: 20 minutes $800; 30 minutes $1100.

Fitness for flight requires physical capability to climb onto the aircraft wing and lift your leg approximately 45 degrees to step into the aircraft. All flights are at the discretion of the pilot and any weather considerations on the day. Changed flights may be taken at another suitable time. Payments for warbird flights to be made on the day of the flight.