Flight simulator and three Kiowa choppers land at Moorabbin’s Australian National Aviation Museum

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.

media_cameraLetitia Schueler from Soar Aviation at Moorabin Airport inside one of the newly acquired helicopters at the Australian Aviation museum. Picture by Wayne Taylor

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.

media_cameraThe Australian Aviation museum. Picture by Wayne Taylor

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