Aviation museum preparing for take off in Charleville precinct
A DEDICATED group of Murweh residents, who happen to share a passion for aviation history, are working hard to bring their interest to life, jumping on board a renewed push for discovery in Charleville.
In the old airport terminal, it will all start with a working bee, which is being held this weekend in an effort to spruce up the building.
Currently, the inside is looking spick-and-span, with internal painting nearly complete.
But the outside is where the Murweh aviation enthusiasts are seeking help from other handy locals.
Much of the work will involve boarding up the terminal’s old louvres to make sure they can securely hold signage, once the museum is up and running, and general outdoor maintenance around the building.
It may only be early days for the aviation museum, but its founders have a clear vision and are determined to make it happen.
Once it gets off the ground, it is hoped the museum will include local airfield history, including QANTAS in the region, TAA, famous aviators, air races, the 1990 flood evacuation, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and, most importantly, Charleville’s World War II connections.
It is hoped the aviation museum will one day become a stop on the future tours which are slated to run through Charleville’s Top Secret Precinct when the planetarium and upgrades to some local tourist spots are completed early next year.