WELCOME TO THE WIRRAWAY

Saturday April 28th

 

Excitement is mounting! Wirraway 722 will fly from Tyabb, to its final destination at the Nhill Aerodrome, arriving around lunchtime Saturday April 28th.

 

This will be the last time the Wirraway will fly before making its home at the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre. Wirraway 722 will be on permanent display along with the Avro Anson, Link Trainer and Tiger Moth, and will complete the collection of four main aircraft stationed at the Nhill RAAF training base during WWII. This will be an extremely rare, if not the only example of a combination of four 70-year-old working aircraft located at a former RAAF Base.

 

On this historic occasion, free guided tours of the Ahrens Hangar and the Heritage Walk will start from 10am. Numerous small aircraft will fly in for the day, and a guard of honour will form when the Wirraway arrives. Speeches from dignitaries and the presentation of a cheque for $300,000 to the current owner and restorer of the Wirraway, Borg Sorenson, will make a fitting finale to a two-year fundraising campaign. Food and drinks will be available during the day.

 

For more information please contact John Deckert 0437 351 753.

 

 

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NHILL CENTENARY EVENT

2019

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Nhill will reach its Centenary of Flight in 1919 when it is anticipated that the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre will hold another fantastic Fly In.

In 1941 Nhill welcomed the RAAF to use the Nhill aerodrome as a WWII training base. It is one of only a few still laid out as it was in 1945. Nhill is known for its Hospitality and Innovation born of a pioneering past and still alive in the community today. Come and enjoy a weekend at the Nhill Aerodrome. Follow the Heritage Walking Track. View our photographic displays. Learn about our aviation history and be amazed by the ongoing restoration of our Avro Anson. RV Camping is available on site by donation. Joy flights can be arranged in advance. There is plenty to do in and around Nhill and throughout the Hindmarsh Shire.