Open Cockpits At Moorabbin Museum

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The Moorabbin Air Museum, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, is hosting its first Family Open Cockpit Weekend since the end of the Covid Lockdowns. It will be a two-day event for the first time, on the 18th and 19th of November from 10 am to 5pm.

While a great, much anticipated opportunity for aviation enthusiasts, this event has always proven to be an especially popular day especially for families – as the museum staff not only open up the regular cockpits, but add another 16 or so aircraft or cockpit sections to the roster, including visiting cockpits, a Royal Flying Doctor Simulator and much more.

Dads get to show kids all the buttons in this privately owned ex-Singaporian Hawker Hunter.

For enthusiasts, it’s worth noting that this is the only time of the year that the Museum opens up aircraft such as the Commonwealth Aircraft Company Wirraway, Bristol Freighter and for the first time, the recently restored de Havilland Australia Drover. The museum says it’s an opportunity to get up close and personal with their incredible aircraft collection while immersing yourself in a hands-on adventure. Beyond the aircraft displays, there’s plenty more to look forward to! Indulge in a sizzling BBQ, peruse our book sale for some great reads, and enjoy extra entertainment tailored for the little ones.

And also, for the first time this year, the Museum has invited numerous other Museums to have displays in a co-operative effort to give them free promotion during the event. And alongside a big book sale, a major raffle, coffee truck and shop, plus for the family there will also be face painters and a roving magician. This weekend is a fantastic opportunity to sit in all types of aircraft from civilian, commercial, military, naval and even homebuilt and racing types. A future pilot may be in your family!

The Moorabbin Air Museum is situated at Moorabbin Airport, in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It has one of the most significant collections of aircraft and engines in Australia, including the most comprehensive collection of Australian designed and built aircraft.

Make sure to get your tickets early to avoid queues! Adults $10.00, children and concession $5.00. Families $20, children under 5 free. Tickets: https://bit.ly/3QtPqSc How to get there: Museum Access Details.

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