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Fleet Air Arm Museum


The Australian Fleet Air Arm Museum, formerly known as Australia's Museum of Flight, is a military aerospace museum located at the naval air station HMAS Albatross, near Nowra, New South Wales.


Fleet Air Arm Museum.

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The museum was opened in 1990, although efforts to preserve artifacts related to Australia's naval aviation history began in 1974 when a group of volunteers associated with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) obtained five obsolete RAN aircraft and began work to establish a museum for display of artefacts to present the story of Australian Naval aviation.

$80m were raised from various sources for a large hangar and function centre, and in 1990, the Australian Naval Aviation Museum Foundation was established to operate the museum.

In 2000, the museum was renamed Australia's Museum of Flight and its role expanded to display other artefacts related to Australian aviation.

In 2006, ownership and management of the museum were handed to the Royal Australian Navy and it was renamed the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

The museum houses 34 aircraft and helicopters aircraft used throughout the history of the Fleet Air Arm, along with other aircraft of relevance to Australia's aviation history, and memorabilia relating to Australian aircraft carriers.

• Aermacchi MB-326H
• Auster J5G (stored)
• CAC CA-22 Winjeel prototype
• de Havilland Sea Vampire T22
• de Havilland Sea Venom F.A.W. Mk 53
• Douglas C-47 Dakota
• Fairey Firefly AS.5/AS.6
• Fairey Gannet AS1/4
• Fairey Gannet T.2/T.5
• Grumman S-2E/G Tracker - 2 x S-2E (static), 1 x S-2G (flyable)
• GAF Jindivik - pilotless target aircraft
• Hawker Sea Fury Mk 11
• McDonnell Douglas A-4G Skyhawk
• McDonnell Douglas TA-4G Skyhawk
• Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 UTI
• N28 Kalkara target aircraft
• Sopwith Pup
• Supermarine Sea Otter
• Aιrospatiale AS 350 Squirrel
• Bell 47G-3B1 Sioux
• Bell UH-1C Iroquois
• Bell UH-1H Iroquois
• Bristol Sycamore HR 50/51
• Sikorsky S-55
• Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk
• Westland Dragonfly
• Westland Scout AH-1
• Westland Sea King Mk50
• Westland Wessex Mk31B
• Westland Whirlwind

It is open to the public daily, except for major public holidays. The museum building is also home to Albatross Aero Club.

The museum’s website is http://www.navy.gov.au/fleet-air-arm-museum