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Peer into aviation history at RAAF Museum these school holidays.

Fly back through the mists of time and into aviation history at the Royal Australian Air Force Museum at Point Cook.

Point Cook is the birthplace of the Australian Flying Corps, which was renamed the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) following its success in World War I.

RAAF Base Point Cook was the air force’s only base from 1912 to 1925, when RAAF Base Richmond and RAAF Base Laverton were built.

RAAF Museum pays tribute to the history of the air force, and houses an extensive collection of memorabilia and stories of Australia’s military aviation expeditions.

Learn about the history of pilot training, advancements in military aircraft, men and women in the air force, local and overseas missions, and so much more.

There is also an exciting collection of retired air force aircraft, such as those used for training, reconnaissance, striking, bombing and air and sea rescues.

The museum has interactive flying displays every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 1pm, where patrons can see historic planes take to the skies.

Plane enthusiasts may even catch a surprise aerobatic display if they are lucky.

Located at RAAF Base Williams, the museum is open 10am to 3pm, Tuesday to Friday, and 10am to 5pm on weekends and public holidays.

The Museum is closed on Mondays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

RAAF Museum relies on the kind service of its volunteers.

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