The AHSNT was built up in 1976 by a little gathering of aficionados who looked to safeguard flying relics rescued after the pulverization of Cyclone Tracy. The Society is a non profitorganisation keep running by a board chose by the enrollment and its principle points are to record, report, recoup and safeguard an accumulation of the Northern Territory's flight legacy and to show this gathering to the general population through the Society's Australian Aviation Heritage Center.
The first Museum, initially opened to people in general in 1988 was a pre World War II Navy victualling yard building rented from the NT Government and now utilized by the Society as a capacity and rebuilding office. Actually despite everything it bears the scars of Japanese strafing in World War II, and is a Registered NT Heritage Place.
Arrangements were completed for quite a while with the United States Air Force and the Northern Territory Government to get a Boeing B-52 plane and to construct a historical center to house and show it alongside the Society's gathering of air ship and different relics. This was accomplished in June 1990 when the new Darwin Aviation Museum was authoritatively opened with a completely revamped B-52G aircraft on perpetual advance from the USAF.
The Society and gallery office, the Australian Aviation Heritage Center, are completely free of different bodies. The exhibition hall is an authorize Northern Territory territorial gallery perceived by the Northern Territory Museums and Art Galleries Board. The Society gives help to like minded organisations and people in numerous ranges, basically in exploration, instruction and advancement of recorded tourism.
The Society has attempted an assortment of ventures including the repair of a de Havilland Dove, a CA-27 Saber, a B-25 Mitchell aircraft recouped from the Tanami Desert, the Construction of a copy Mk V111 Spitfire, and a scope of showcases displaying components of the Territory's flight history. A Mirage 111O (A) was revamped willfully by individuals from No. 75 Squadron at RAAF Tindal Air Base.
Late undertakings embraced by the Society incorporate the migration of the truly critical RAAF Darwin water tower/control tower from the base to the Aviation Heritage Center and the aquisition of the F-111C and the Auster and Nomad airplane furthermore a Bell 47 helicopter for rebuilding and show.
Any gifts of appropriate memorabilia will be appreciatively acknowledged for conservation and conceivable showcase with the contributors being formally recognizedRead More»