Wirraway Project


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.



Help us make our big vision come true!

We’ve raised $290,000
Still need $10,000

You can donate at www.gofundme.com/nahcwirraway


Wirraway 722

Wirraways fueling (La Fontaine photo)

Wirraway aircraft being refueled at Nhill