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Fairey Battle model back on display
Following a major clean-up and re-paint by museum crew, the Fairey Battle scale model is back on display at the entrance to Evans Head, opposite the school. The cockpit canopy was also restored. The Fairey now has the correct colour scheme for a WW2 target towing aircraft as used at No.1 BAGS.
The 1/3 scale model was built by staff of Richmond Valley Council.
Orion aircraft handed over to the museum
The RAAF Orion P-3C surveillance aircraft A9-752, was officially handed over to the museum, on Sunday 16th December, in a ceremony held in the Lismore Aero Club hangar. There was standing room only, as speeches highlighted the history of this aircraft, and also showed the strong level of support for the museum around the region.
After the signing of official documents, guests were able to go onboard the Orion.
On the flight deck – Air Commodore John Meier and WW2 Pilot Dr. Ron Haughton DFC, Ld.H
Museum acquires original Dickenson hang glider
An item of local and world aviation significance has been donated to the museum collection. It is the third in a series of gliders made by John Dickenson and flown at Grafton. His first two craft are no longer in existence. His design incorporated a suspended seat and a triangular frame which allowed the craft to be controlled in both pitch and roll/yaw by weight shift. Dickenson is recognised as one of the pioneers of the modern hang glider.