5th October 2016
Contrary to some comments, Classic Jets Fighter Museum is not closing down.
New homes have been found for three of the museum aircraft which was brought about by the winding back of museums operations to focus on the completion of the museums F4U-1 Corsair Ser No:- 02270.
This should take approximately two more years commencing January 2017.
Some display material has been disposed of along with the museums Dassault Mirage III, Avon Sabre and the P39 Aircobra.
The museum’s De-Havilland SeaVenom will remain on display along with the hangars DH Tiger Moth and DH Chipmunk. Two CJ6 Nanchangs also remain on display. Open hours currently remain the same.
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CJFM Fighter Collection
Classic Jets Fighter Museum is located an easy 20 minutes drive North of Adelaide en route to the world famous Barossa Valley wineries and vineyards.
Sit behind the controls of our RAN Sea Venom Jet Fighter.
Follow the progress of our rare F4U-1 "birdcage" Corsair in our
Browse the many rare Military aviation artifacts on display.
See our displays of conventional, radial and jet aircraft engines.
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 adjoining Restoration Facility, Hangar 107.
It is expected to take another 2 - 3years to complete