Nhill Fly In 2012

For Avro Anson lovers…

Avro Anson 2

Aces Flying High

Nhill Aero Club Victoria Australia Welcome to Nhill

On October 20th, 2012 the town of Nhill in the Wimmera district of Victoria held a Fly In event to help raise money for the restoration of a World War Two era Avro Anson (a twin-engine trainer and liaison aircraft. This particular one was recovered from a farm in the region where it had sat for many years following disposal by the RAAF) and also to establish a new Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre museum at the aerodrome. During the war Nhill was a major RAAF training base between 1941 to 1946, principally operating the Avro Anson for air navigation training (for both day and night flying – the navigators had to find their way by using the stars).

Avro Anson Nhill World War Two RAAF An RAAF Avro Anson over Nhill during World War Two (source: Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre)

Avro Anson restoration project Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre Australia Avro Anson restoration project (source: Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre photo)

As the war progressed on both the European, Middle…

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