EXCITING new exhibits have landed at Moorabbin’s Australian National Aviation Museum.
A static DC-9 flight simulator has just been unveiled at the hangar, allowing visitors to sit in the cockpit of a passenger jet, soar over Melbourne, tackle a thunder storm and land at Tullamarine — all without leaving the ground.
Three Kiowa helicopters, which once served the Australian Defence Force, are also now on display, expanding the museum’s collection of Australian-built aircraft.
Museum chairman Ashley Briggs said visitors were able to touch and explore the open cockpits on display due to the museum’s hands-on approach.
Families are also invited to go along to the museum’s annual open cockpit weekend on October 28-29.
The open cockpit event is the museums’ major fundraiser set to feature engine runs, a full range of open cockpits, children’s entertainment, a barbecue and jumping castle.