BENALLA AVIATION MUSEUM
and mens shed
The Benalla Aviation Museum and Men's Shed offers a fascinating look at Australia's military air training history, from the historic home of a World War II RAAF pilot training school.
Attractions include a unique collection of military training aircraft, a number of which are fully operational, and many related static and operational displays, including the ATC, AIRTC, AAFC Memorabilia Collection. The Complex also includes a Men's Shed which enables members to participate in Men's Shed as well as Museum activities.
The Museum is located in the historic home of the 11 EFTS, Elementary Flying Training School, Wartime Training Unit which was stationed at Benalla from 1941 - 1945 and from where some 80 De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moths were operated.
The Museum hosts many varied and interesting displays including working engines, an antique flight training simulator, period uniforms & photographs, and a large collection of model aircraft.
There is also a cinema section where videos can be watched.
The Museum also hosts the ATC, AIRTC, AAFC Cadet Memorabilia Collection. If you were an ex Air Force cadet it will be of interest.
The Museum also houses a number of operational aircraft, and static display aircraft.
Amongst many other projects, members have restored a Tiger Moth and have recently rebuilt a DH.100 Vampire T.33 Jet trainer for static display. A new and comprehensive Weapons display has been completed with many extremely rare and unique weapons on display.