RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

Tour Type Amberley Aviation Heritage Tour
Suitable For 18 – 57 people
Tour Snapshot Depart Brisbane
Aviation Heritage Centre Visit
Lunch at Royal George Hotel Rosewood
*Tuesdays and Thursdays only*

Day Tour Description:

The RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre is a must-see attraction for those visiting south-east Queensland, especially if interested in military aviation history.

Opened 05 June 2011, the Heritage Centre has a range of displays, including a World War II Boston Bomber, courtesy of the Papua New Guinea Government, a Vietnam-era Canberra bomber, Caribou airlifter, Sabre and Mirage fighter jets, F-111s, a Pilatus Porter, Sioux and Iroquois helicopters, and even an immaculate WWII Jeep.

The Heritage Centre occupies four Bellman Hangars which were part of the group of 14 identical hangars built in 1942. At that time, they were used mainly to re-assemble aircraft delivered via convoy in crates from the USA, plus to salvage aircraft recovered from accidents.

Eagle Farm and Archerfield also performed some assembly work; however, most went to Amberley and all aircraft had their final fit out and workup for combat at Amberley. The importance to the war effort was enormous, one estimate was that US and Australian personnel re-assembled about 5,388 aircraft in nearly 4 years. Some of our exhibits fill in details from this era.

After enjoying the display of military aviation history we take you to Rosewood for a hardy pub lunch before the trip back home.

Inclusions:

Coach Travel

Morning Tea – Hot tea or coffee and biscuits
Lunch – Royal George Hotel Rosewood

Visiting RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre