Warbirds Downunder 2020: Postponed

The Temora Aviation Museum management team have been closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and its potential effects on Warbirds Downunder 2020. After extensive consultation and review, it has become clear that the impacts of COVID-19 would pose undesirable risks to the event, our staff, volunteers, crew and visitors.

As a result, WD2020, originally scheduled for 17 & 18 October 2020, will be deferred to the first quarter of 2021, with exact dates to be announced shortly.

We are encouraging ticket holders to keep their tickets until a new date is announced, however if you wish to receive a refund for the October event, this can be arranged through our ticketing partner, Ticketmaster, here.

In October 2020 the largest Warbirds airshow in the Southern Hemisphere will once again take flight over Temora, NSW. This two-day event is jam-packed with action, in the air and on the ground, making for a great weekend for your entire family. Here’s a guide to everything you need to know.

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What is Warbirds Downunder 2020?

Across the weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October 2020 the fifth Warbirds Downunder event will take place at Temora Aviation Museum, NSW.

This biennial event brings together the largest gathering of warbirds for a two-day celebration of Australian Aviation history.

Warbirds are defined as vintage military aircraft – the large working collection of Warbirds at Temora is unique in its breadth, encompassing 13 flying machines. These warbirds, together with visiting aircraft from private collectors, as well as latest technology airplanes from the RAAF, mean the WD2020 offers a unique program highlighting Australian military stories, past and present.

Event visitors will get an unforgettable, up close and personal experience of Australian aviation history, our people and their flying machines.

Together with your friends and family we invite you to share the exhilaration of these amazing aircraft, connect with the experiences through personal stories, and celebrate our country’s history.

WD2020 is one of the Riverina’s largest events with around 22,000 visitors supporting our region. You’re also invited to enjoy the Canola Trail and all our region has to offer, with lots of accommodation options.

More information about the 2020 event will be published as it is confirmed leading up to the airshow. To ensure that you stay up to date with all of the latest inclusions and important updates, sign up for our free email newsletter, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.

Aircraft that participated in the 2018 airshow included:

Spitfire Mk XVI, Spitfire Mk VIII, Cessna A-37B Dragonfly, Lockheed Hudson, CA-13 Boomerang, DH-82A Tiger Moth, Ryan STM, Ryan PT-22, CA-16 Wirraway, Gloster Meteor, Cessna O-2A, English Electric Canberra, RAAF Sabre, DH-115 Vampire, Hurricane, P-51 Mustangs, P-40 Kittyhawks, Cessna O-1 Birddogs, Winjeels, CT-4s, T-28 Trojans, Southern Knights Aerobatic Team, Harvards, Russian Roolettes, Catalina, Caribou, Yaks, Nanchangs, TBM Grumman Avenger, Boeing Stearmans, Avro Cadet, Austers, Cessna 190, Cessna 195, Twin Pioneer, Bell 47 helicopter, RAAF Roulettes Demonstration Team, RAAF Hawks, RAAF F/A-18 Hornets, RAAF C-17A Globemaster, RAAF C-130J Hercules, and RAAF E-7A Wedgetail.

Shire Council will again be offering self-contained airfield camping and the popular Tent City ‘Glamping’ option will also be available for those looking for the simplicity of staying on the airshow site.

So, ensure that October 17th and 18th 2020 is marked in your calendar as a weekend not to be missed.
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