South Australian Aviation Museum

Located at Port Adelaide amongst businesses and near to a railway museum, is the well maintained, steadily growing and very popular South Australian Aviation Museum (SAAM).

The SAAM has a large number of historical and important aircraft and helicopters on display in the hangar, ranging from partial setup/cockpit sections through to fully intact aircraft. The museum members and volunteers have managed to fit a very diverse array of ex-military (warbirds nowadays), civil and general aviation displays into its main building.

In 2016 it is beginning to expand in size as it acquires a ex RAAF DHC-4 Caribou which means a new building needs to be built to house this. Additionally, hopes are that a RAAF AP-3C Orion will join the collection around 2019.

The main aircraft that the public can see on display are –

Macchi MB-326  ex RAAF

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Douglas C-47B ex RAAF

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Aero Commander 680

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DeHavilland DH-100 Vampire FB.31 ex RAAF

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DeHavilland DH-112 Sea Venom ex RAN (in storage area)

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc ex RAAF

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Fokker F-27 Friendship

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English Electric Canberra B.2 ex RAF

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General Dynamics F-111C ex RAAF

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Westland Wessex HAS 31B ex RAN

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Gloster Meteor F.8 ex RAAF

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Under restoration is the following projects

a Fairey Battle

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a English Electric Canberra B.2 nose section

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Avro Anson

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Cessna CC-1

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…..and soon to arrive a DHC-4 Caribou which is coming from storage in Qld (HARS Caribou shown as example)

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Assorted other displays covering missiles, flying gear, collections of personal items donated to the museum and other aircraft components are able to be seen by the general public.

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If you are interested to visit the SAAM, go to their website to learn more about their collection and operations – http://www.saam.org.au .

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