admin PRO 10:14am, 4 March 2010
This Tuesday, 9th March, the Temora Aviation Museum will be involved in a special event to celebrate the Centenary of Powered Flight stamp issue, released by Australia Post. The pilot for this special event is Temora Aviation Museum President, David Lowy AM who will be flying the Museum’s Ryan STM in a recreation of early historic airmail delivery in Australia.
The flight will take place from Wagga Wagga Airport to Temora, starting at 10:30 am, and will arrive at Temora Aviation Museum around 11:00 am. The original flight was undertaken by Frenchman Maurice Guillaux, who flew from Melbourne to Sydney over seven stages to deliver a small quantity of parcels and 1,785 postcards. It was the longest airmail journey in the world at the time.

Temora Aviation Museum Founder and President, David Lowy AM, said, “Our flight will start in Wagga Wagga, NSW because this was one of the stopovers on that first ever airmail delivery in 1914. We’re going to take one of our historic open cockpit aeroplanes, complete with a load of special postcards, and fly to Temora, NSW to help acknowledge the impact aviation has had on the world we live in today.”
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