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CJFM featured two pictures in the July 2009 edition of Plane Talking magazine, including the front cover.

Following the success of our March 2010 Airshow we were featured in a two page spread in Plane Talking Magazine

More than 8000 spectators converged on Parafield Airport for the 2010 Antique and Classic Aircraft Air Display on Sunday March 21.

For the first time a flying program was included in the event as well as the many static displays put together by the Classic Jets Fighter Museum. The chance to see old warbirds put through their paces proved to be a big draw card as people jockeyed for the best vantage points within the airport.

Displays included handling demonstrations by warbird aircraft such as the Australian built Boomerang and Wirraway, aerobatics by the world famous Chris Sperou in his “Super Stinker” , helicopter displays including the Westpac Helicopter and a display by a RAAF PC-9. Many exotic, antique and classic aircraft flew in to Parafield for static displays on the day.

The event also heralded the first public viewing of the newly restored P-39 Airacobra, salvaged from Papua New Guinea and painted in 24 Squadron Australian markings.

Static aircraft included a Mirage, Sabre, Sea Venom, P-38 and P-51, while the museum’s fully functional Allison V-12 Aircraft engine also was run up on several occasions.

There were displays by various flying organizations at Parafield and Adelaide airports, Defence Force recruiting, Air League, Air Youth, Legion Cadets, the Country Fire Service and displays of scale aircraft, military vehicles and weapons.

All proceeds from the day will be used to continue the museum’s restoration work on their newly acquired F4U Corsair Fighter aircraft.

Image update on the restoration of CJFM P39 Airacobra A53-12, T-GR. January 2009

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The Airacobra is seen here raised up on stands to enable fabrication of the centre section radiators heat exhaust doors, the main belly pan with many  attachment frames.
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The fit out of the Airacobra is close to completion. The correct throttle quadrant is yet to be fitted, however we have no aileron and rudder trim wheels. Can you help? 
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A lot of work has gone into making the P39 50cal ammunition panniers. Work on the gun bay continues with shell chutes and cannon cradles fabrication.
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The CJFM Airacobra is painted to represent an RAAF 24 SQN Airacobra A53-12, T-GR which flew in defense of Sydney in 1942.

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Left and right wing trailing edge to fuselage fairings have been formed and await trimming and fitment once both P39 wings are bolted in place.
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One of the two main wheel doors skin clipped together for trial fitting to the extended port wing undercarriage.
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The last of four air intakes is seen here awaiting trimming and fitting after fitting of the P39 wings
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Gloria and Colin Hamilton, two of the volunteer troops at CJFM are pictured here fitting the new P39 port ammunition pannier.

More images have been added to the P39 project page.