Update Information

December 2021

Classic Jets Fighter Museum will close at midday on
Friday 24th December 2021.

We will reopon at 10 am on
Saturday 8th January 2022.

Stay Strong, Stay safe.


11 September 2019

We have now relocated to

Hangar 107,

Anderson Drive, Parafield Airport,

South Australia

This is adjacent to our previous location.

10am to 3pm 6 Days a week.

Closed on Tuesdays

The new home of the

worlds oldest

F4U Corsair.


Chance Vought F4U-1 Corsair 02270

The Classic Jets Fighter Museum has salvaged an F4U-1 S/N 02270, from Vanuatu, where it force landed in a lagoon, near Quoin Hill fighter strip on the 5 th May 1944.

The Corsair’s pilot Captain James Vittitoe escaped uninjured. The Corsair’s machine guns were salvaged the next day and the aircraft was then abandoned.

The restoration of this magnificent fighter aircraft is by far the Museum’s most ambitious and challenging project.

Five Corsair crash sites have supplied many hard to find components for the project.

However the loaning to the Museum of several airworthy airframe modules, to build jigs around, enabled the construction of new modules as part of the Corsair buildup.

Utilising specific airframe stations as datum points, along with volunteer ingenuity, enabled the construction of the large and complicated fuselage section.

With most major components constructed, the Corsair restoration project has now moved to the assembly of the aircraft and can be viewed undergoing this process in the Museum’s Restoration Facility, Hangar 107. Anderson Drive

Corsair 02270 is the world’s oldest surviving Corsair, with a data plate on the spar indicating it was number 124 off the production line.

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