Saturday, September 13, 2008

Welcome to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre!

I really enjoyed the trip to Omaka, and the highlight of the trip was certainly the visit to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.

This place is amazing! It is full of real [and some replica] aircraft from the early age of aviation - mainly from the World War One era. What is most amazing is that many of the aircraft are in flyable condition. I have seen several of the aircraft in the air over the past couple of years. In addition to an extensive array of vintage aircraft there is a sizable selection of genuine memorabilia, including uniforms of famous aviators, medals and videos including original footage.

If you are at all interested in vintage aircraft, this has to be on your list of places to visit! The centre staff are very friendly and very happy for you to take your camera, although the displays are designed to be looked at and photography is a little difficult due to the reduced lighting levels.

Anyway, to the photos. These are a very small selection of the aircraft on display. The photos don't really do justice to the displays, so rock up and see it for yourself!

- The welcome sign
- Replica Hawker Hurricane outside the centre
- Fokker DR.1 'Dreidecker' Triplane
- Pfalz D.III
- Nieuport 24
- De Havilland DH-5

Welcome to the Omaka Aviation Heritage CentreReplica Hawker HurricaneFokker DR.1 'Dreidekker' TriplanePfalz D.IIINieuport 24De Havilland DH-5


nzompilot said...

Looks like you had a great trip Rodney. Glad we turned on some good weather for you (although today is even better!!!) You should've looked me up and I would've caught up with you (and got to add another reg TDJ to my album) - next time you venture this way...

Rodney said...

Gidday nzompilot :-)

Yes, we did have a really good trip over your way. Next time I'll have to look you up - you can get your photos and I can get a "guided tour" :-)