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2017 Open Cockpit Day

By Korgan Hucent

Darwin Aviation Museum are hosting their annual event on Sunday 14th May, Open Cockpit Day. They will be opening the cockpits of their most popular aircrafts and helicopters, including the B52 bomber!  Imagine that!

Checking out the cockpit of some of the world’s most notable aircraft is exciting – all those gadgets and buttons!  We’ve really got to admire the pilots for knowing which ones to press and when, that’s for sure!  Thanks to Open Cockpit Day, the mystery of the pilot’s office is revealed and next month, you’ll have the chance to put yourself in the pilot’s seat!

Darwin Aviation Museum is one of the major aviation museums in Australia, boasting a remarkable display of aircraft, depicting the Territory’s involvement in both civil and military aviation. From early pioneers to record breakers, and World War II flyers to our most recent jet age – there is an impressive variety to feast your eyes on!

It’s a fun day out for the family – especially the aviation enthusiasts, like a couple of us here at the Ray White Bayside! Open family friendly hours, 9am – 2pm on Sunday 14th May, you can even catch a spot of lunch there at the sausage sizzle.  Now, nobody is going to turn down the opportunity of being part of such an Aussie institution!  Whether you place the sausage horizontally or diagonally on the bread – well, that’s another article altogether!

The Darwin Aviation Museum is located at 557 Stuart Highway, Winnellie – you’ve no doubt admired the aircraft when passing! Entry costs just $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and children under 12, get in for just $7. A family of 4 pass will cost you $35, to give you some savings! For more information and to buy tickets, head to

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