Four Tyabb-based warbirds have been added to the flying program for Warbirds Downunder next week.
Judy Pay's Merlin-engined P-40F, T-6 Harvard and CAC Mustang will make the trip to Temora along with Graham Hosking's F4U-5N Corsair.
Temora Aviation Museum (TAM) Chief Executive, Kenny Love said “we are really excited about Judy’s and Graham’s participation in Warbirds Downunder this year.
"We have some wonderful friends around Australia and we are very fortunate to have a great friendship with both Judy and Graham that means we support each other’s events and airshows. We deeply appreciate them bringing their rare aircraft to Temora and can’t wait to see these aircraft flying in the Warbirds Downunder Airshow with our own aircraft."
Judy Pay’s P-40 Warhawk was recovered to Australia from Vanuatu in 1989 where it went through several decades of restoration which turned it into one of the world’s most authentic P-40 examples. It remains as one of only two airworthy Merlin powered P-40s in the world.
Graham Hosking’s Chance Vought F4U-5N Corsair was extensively restored over a 17-year period which led Graham around the world in search of parts, patterns and documentation for this historic aircraft. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney R2800 Double Wasp radial engine.
Warbirds Downunder will take place over two days 20-21 November and will feature not only the Temora Aviation Museum’s aircraft collection including two Spitfires, Hudson, Meteor and Boomerang, but also the RAAF Roulettes six ship formation aerobatic team, and many more visiting antique and warbird aircraft.