Orion featured in local newspaper

The museum work crew and the Orion aircraft have been featured in the local newspaper, the Northern Star, which typically gives a lot of attention to local stories. There was a big photo on the front page, and the inside page featured a great article by reporter Javier Encalada, with quotes from EHMAHAA president Rod Kinnish and museum manager Ken Duplock, on the progress of work to get the aircraft moved to Evans Head from Lismore airport. The specialist tools and equipment have begun arriving for the huge dismantling task, involving removal of wings, engines and tailplane.

The front page photo ( there seems to be something in the sky to the northwest?)

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.

Museum and crane crews following the installation