, 2023-01-23 08:00:00,
While most Australia Day parades are on the ground, the HARS Aviation Museum is doing it with a parade of vintage aircraft over Wollongong.
January 26th is Australia Day, a day designed to bring the nation together to celebrate what’s great about living down under. Communities and organizations around the country celebrate in many different ways, although it is usually in sight of a barbeque with plenty of cold drinks nearby.
Australia Day parade in the sky
This Thursday, a group of aviation enthusiasts from the HARS Aviation Museum are organizing an Australia Day aerial parade of up to six vintage aircraft in the skies above Wollongong. Wollongong is a coastal city located 85 kilometers (53 miles) south of Sydney in New South Wales. It is Australia’s tenth-largest city by population and an important regional hub for coal mining, fishing and heavy industry.
The aviation museum is run by volunteers of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) and is home to more than 50 aircraft. The museum, located close to Wollongong at Shellharbour Airport (WOL), has a range of aircraft on display, including flying aircraft, static aircraft, aircraft restorations, engines and cockpit displays.
One of their most notable projects was to take a derelict Super Constellation from a US aircraft graveyard, restore it from almost nothing and then fly it across the…
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