On Sunday 20th June, the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek will be giving visitors the opportunity to feel what it is like to be an Airforce pilot when they open the cockpits of a number of aircraft at their Family Day. 

The museum boasts one of the biggest collection of Aircraft across Australia and has recently introduced some new interactive experiences, including a Bomber Command Virtual Reality experience and a Macchi Virtual Experience.

Museum Manager Trevor Fettis explained that the Family Days are a great opportunity for the visitors to experience the museum in a unique way that really puts people in the shoes of our Air Force personnel.

“We pride ourselves on our level of interactivity every day but a few times a year we really like to step it up and show, particularly young people, what it would have been like to be a fighter in the Vampire Jet, or to have lifted off the ground in Vietnam in the Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey). It’s important for us that we not only showcase Aircraft but also recognise the sacrifice and commitment made by our Air Force personnel past, present and future,” said Trevor.

On Sunday 20th June visitors will be able to sit in the famous Dakota C47, Vampire Jet Fighter and the Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) plus try out our RC simulator, and see some of the improvements that have been made to our displays recently.

Also open on the day will be the Bomber Command and Macchi VR Experiences, although tickets for these need to be pre-purchased online and sessions pre-booked.

“It’s a great day out for families and aviation enthusiasts. We have space set up families can sit down for a break, and enjoy an ice-cream or people are welcome to bring a packed lunch or snacks and enjoy in one of our designated areas,” said Trevor.

The fun will continue for children after their visit with every child receiving a museum bag upon entry.

The museum is open from 10am to 4pm (last entry at 3pm) and people are encouraged to purchase tickets online before the day.

Family Tickets (2 adults and 2 children, or one adult and 3 children) are $35, additional children $5, concession card $10 and Flight Deck and RAAFA Members can enter for free. 

To purchase tickets, please visit the Aviation Heritage Museum website https://aviationmuseumwa.org.au/family-day/ or contact the museum on 9311 4470. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to take part in this exciting event!