RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre Open Day

This Sunday, 19 February, will be the first free public monthly open day at the RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre for 2017.

In addition to the aircraft and memorabilia reflecting more than 75 years of aviation at Amberley,  the focus this Sunday will be on the Australian Air Force Cadets.

The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is a youth oriented organisation that is administered and actively supported by the Royal Australian Air Force.

The AAFC teaches young Australians, male and female, valuable life skills and helps develop qualities including leadership, self reliance, confidence, teamwork and communication.

Some activities undertaken by the AAFC include flying, fieldcraft, adventure training, firearms safety training, drill and ceremonial, service knowledge, aeromodelling, navigation and gliding.

And they make music – take time out to listen to the AAFC Band during the Open Day.

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Then there is the display of former RAAF military aircraft and memorabilia housed in three Bellman hangars including Mirage and Sabre fighters, F-111 and Canberra bombers,. a United States Army Air Force Douglas Boston bomber, Iroquois and Sioux helicopters and an Army Pilatus Porter.   And don’t miss the chance to walk through a Caribou battlefield airlifter.

If looking is not enough, simply enjoy a sausage sizzle and delicious barista coffee.

Due to RAAF security requirements all visitors over the age of 16 must provide photographic identification, and have their identification details recorded as a condition of entry.

The RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre is open for the first time in 2017 this Sunday (19 February) between 9am and 3pm, and then on the third Sunday of each month.  Simply turn off the Cunningham Highway to RAAF Amberley near Ipswich and follow the signs. Admission is free and photography is welcomed.
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