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The Royal Australian Navy invites you, your family and friends to visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum. The Museum houses the nation’s most comprehensive collection of Naval aircraft ranging from a World War 1 Sopwith Pup that flew from RAN cruisers in the North Sea; through to the current ship-borne helicopters that now operate with the Fleet. The main focus of the museum is a display of RAN fighters, anti-submarine bombers and helicopters that have formed the Fleet Air Arm since 1948, covering the Navy’s involvement in the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and peace-keeping and disaster relief operations over the last six decades. Artefacts such as engines, ordnance and flying helmets are displayed in the many exhibition areas and the Museum’s art gallery houses a unique collection of original works by famed artists and photographers. FACILITIES The collection is housed in a 6,000 m2 purpose built hangar and includes a gift shop, art gallery and helicopter flight simulator. Full disabled access is available on both levels with a lift to the viewing balcony overlooking the runways. The function centre will be reopening soon for your convenience. Ample coach and car parking, with a shady BBQ area facing the airfield. NEW ATTRACTIONS The Sea King helicopter ‘Shark 07’, a Gulf War veteran from the former 817 Squadron, and the ex RAN and RNZAF Douglas Skyhawk two seater jet fighterbomber ‘880’ have now joined the collection. OPENING TIMES Open daily 1000–1600 Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday

LOCATION Next to HMAS ALBATROSS, 489A Albatross Road, Nowra Hill NSW 2540 Phone: 02 4424 1920. Fax: 02 4424 1999 2.5 hour drive from either Sydney or Canberra Website: www.navy.gov.au/faam ADMISSION Adults $10. Children U/18 free. Military members and Defence APS free

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