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Australian National Aviation Museum Cheltenham, Victoria

The Australian National Aviation Museum, is located at Moorabbin Airport near Melbourne Victoria and is recognised as Australia's only true National Aviation Museum. Owned and operated by the Australian Aircraft Restoration Group, a community based, not for profit Company, limited by Guarantee, the collection was established in 1962, and is the oldest volunteer Aviation Museum in Australia. Over the last 40 years, the museum has saved a number of significant examples of Australia's aviation heritage, and with over 50 aircraft on display, in storage or under restoration, the Museum is one of the largest in Australia.

Contact Information

location
Second Avenue, Moorabbin Airport Cheltenham Victoria (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9580 7752
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Opening Hours

Museum open times Wed - Friday 12-4pm, Sat - Sun (& public holidays 10am-5pm

Entry Fee

Family: $20 Adults*: $10 Children: $5 (under 5YO free) School/Bus Tours & Large Groups: $5 per person *Adult Concession Holders & Full Time Students: $7 (Guided Tours, tailored to suit age groups are available during museum open hours (and at other agreed times), with minimum of 20 persons, subject to prior booking and arrangement by telephone to the museum on (03) 9580 7752)

Location

Second Avenue, Moorabbin Airport Cheltenham Victoria

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The Australian National Aviation Museum contains the finest collection of Australian made and designed aircraft, as well as the broadest collection, with representative types covering the development of air travel and military aviation within Australia. The Collection contains over 50 rare and historic Australian aircraft, with over 30 on display or under restoration at the museum. Representative aircraft are on display, from the RAAF and RAN, WW2 through to the jet age, pre-war, post war and jet-turbine airliners from Ansett-ANA, TAA and others, Australian made by CAC, DAP and Victa, vintage and classic civilian aircraft from the "Moth" through to a London to Sydney air-racer.

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ANA Douglas

Australian National Aviation Museum, Cheltenham

Australian National Airways Pty Ltd pamphlet , undated but c.1939-40, 20 pages including light blue cover introducing Douglas Air Travel. 20 plus photographs include pictures of all aspects of company operations and passenger comforts.

Historical information

The pamphlet can be dated to the period after the crash of ANA DC-2 Kyeema which occurred in October 1938, as the fleet list shows ANA's three other DC-2s and four DC-3s.

Significance

ANA was Australia's major domestic airline in the period immediately prior to the outbreak of World War 2. The pamphlet shows the extent of operations including the most modern airliners available at the time, the first radio navigation aids which had been introduced following the crash of Kyeema in 1938, repair and maintenance facilities and the range of passenger comforts both on the ground and in the air.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed ANA crest on front cover.

Aircraft Instrument

Australian National Aviation Museum, Cheltenham

Round black-faced engine RPM instrument enclosed in black painted aluminium. Dial is black with white numerals and text.

Historical information

Believed to be of World War Two vintage, but aircraft unknown.

Inscriptions & Markings

Dial is scaled to read from 0-3000 RPM. Inscription on Name plate attached to rear states: CODE 82RV / SER. No. 41758 / MOD. 1.1 BRIT. PATS. illegible / SMITHS LOGO / "MADE IN ENGLAND"

Aircraft engine - Cougar

Australian National Aviation Museum, Cheltenham

Complete jet engine

Inscriptions & Markings

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Model Aircraft

Australian National Aviation Museum, Cheltenham

Diecast metal model aircraft of Ansett Australia Boeing 747-400. 2003. Scale: approximately 1/600. Colour: White. Livery:

Historical information

Although Ansett Australia became bankrupt in 2001, this commemorative model was still commercially available to it's last edition in 2003.

Significance

This model complements other items in the museum's display and collection relating to the Ansett Australia airline and its history in Australia.