It's A Dad's Great Day Out at Queensland Air Museum

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Preparations for Dad's Great Day Out at Queensland Air Museum are well underway with plenty of attractions to keep families entertained on Fathers' Day this year.

Dad's Great Day Out is scheduled for Saturday 2 September where the engines will come alive and visitors can feel the noise and hear the power of these historic operational aircraft engines. There are two engine runs which will start at 11am and 1pm.

The museum's operational engines and aircraft cover a range of engine designs dating from the 1940s. Visitors on Father's Day are encouraged to inspect the engines between the runs and talk with the volunteers who restored them.

As a special Fathers' Day gift, all dads will receive free entry into the draw for a Paradise Sea Planes Maroochy River Adventure for two valued at $298 with the prize being drawn on the day.

There's plenty of other entertainment also planned for the day with the Great Paper Plane Making Competition on again as well as smooth sounds from the newest addition to the Sunshine Coast jazz and blues scene, Girl Friday, playing from 10.30 – 2.30pm.

Dad's Great Day Out is sponsored by the Caloundra Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank with the branch providing funds to help promote the activities of the museum.

Caloundra Community Bank® Branch Manager Ms Pip Fawcett said the branch was a long-time supporter of the Queensland Air Museum.

"The Queensland Air Museum has a long history in Caloundra and we're proud to be a part of that. As with many local community organisations, its run 100 per cent by volunteers so patronage is really important and what a perfect day to visit," Ms Fawcett said.

Queensland Air Museum President, Mr Cameron Elmes, said the day would draw plenty of aviation enthusiasts but would also attract lots of families looking for a way to celebrate Fathers' Day.

"It's a great idea for fathers who want to do something a bit different. We encourage everyone to come along, even for a couple of hours, to celebrate this special day with us," said Mr Elmes.

For further information, please visit the Queensland Air Museum website or


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