If you hear a roar in the sky in Parkes tomorrow afternoon, you should look up!
This weekend will see much aviation activity at the Parkes Regional Airport, and at 2pm on Saturday, 2nd April the sky will fill with the large ex-military aircraft of the HARS Parkes Aviation Museum.
Some big radial engines will provide the excitement, including the AP3-C Orion, the long-range maritime patrol aircraft that came out of service in 2018, and an ex RAAF DC3. There will also be an ex RAAF Caribou, a workhorse of the Vietnam War.
There will also be up to 100 recreational aircraft and their crews flying in and camping at the Parkes airport to celebrate their passion and hobby with like-minded people. If you have ever thought about learning to fly and are looking for a relatively inexpensive way to do it come out and look at what recreational aviation is all about!
The aircraft at the museum will be open for you to visit with some open cockpits that children of all ages can sit in and enjoy. You can explore the AP3-C Orion, the Caribou, 2 Lockheed Neptunes, a de Havilland Heron, a Harvard military trainer and a 1938 Lockheed 12 being reassembled.