The Governor standing with three men in front of large plane
The Governor learning about the Avro Lancaster Bomber

Governor takes flight to visit Aviation Heritage Museum, Bull Creek

The Governor was invited to the Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia in Bull Creek for their post COVID-19 re-opening day.

Greeted by John Murray – Chief Executive Officer, Clive Robertson – State President, Pat Hall – State Vice President, Ian Craig – Head of Clear Skies and Trevor Fettis – Museum Manager, the Governor took a tour of the Collection that is owned and operated by the Western Australian Division of the RAAFA. The beginnings of the museum date from early 1929 when the Association was formed.

Currently the museum is home to over 35 aircraft including a Bell Uh-1h Iroquois (Huey), a Supermarine Spitfire and at the entrance of the second hanger an Avro Lancaster with a wingspan of 31.09 m (102 ft).

The Governor was the first person to try the museum’s new uniquely immersive experience. You can travel with the crew of a Lancaster Bomber as they conduct a bombing raid using virtual reality. Using real BBC recordings, all the audio is from an actual mission over Germany during WW2. This is one of the first of its kind in Australia.

“It was great to be invited to the re-opening of the RAAFA Museum in Bull Creek. This is one of the best aviation museums in the country. It’s a must see for all those who love WA aviation and Australian Air Force History. The virtual reality experience was fantastic. You’re instantly transported back in time and feel as though you are really inside a Lancaster Bomber. Would recommend to anyone of any age to visit.”


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