South Australian Aviation Museum
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SAAM Home Page
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The South Australian Aviation Museum (SAAM) is a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. Our focus is to collect, record and display the history of civil and military aviation in South Australia. Collections that are not on display can be accessed by SAAM members and bona fide researchers. For more information on membership, click here.
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Visiting SAAM? We are located at 66 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide. Our entry gates are just south of the Railway Museum and Centrelink. We are open from 10am to 4pm every day of the year, except Christmas Day . For more information on visiting us (entry prices, public transport access etc.) click here.

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Visiting other Aviation Museums around Australia?
Click here to download the Aviation Museum National Network brochure.
Click here to visit the Aviation Museums Trail website.
Donating to SAAM
SAAM welcomes donations of aircraft, aircraft parts, aviation memorabilia, books, documents, models, photographs and uniforms (subject to our selection criteria). Click here for more information on donations.

The SAAM Foundation is an incorporated charitable trust through which financial donations to the South Australian Aviation Museum may be directed and funds distributed. Donations to the SAAM Foundation are tax deductable. Click here for more information on the SAAM Foundation.
What's New At SAAM?
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McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (RAAF A21-32) has now been assembled and is on display in Hangar 1. It is a rare sight to see an F/A-18A Hornet next to a General Dynamics F111-C, English Electric Canberra and a Pilatus PC-9/A.

Melbourne Model
After more than 4 years work by Task Force 72 model ship builders, the Plastic Modellers Association of SA and SAAM members, the interactive model of HMAS Melbourne is now on display in Hangar 2 adjacent to SAAM's Sea Venom aircraft.

Orion Cockpit
360 Degree Interactive Cockpit Pics. Click on the pic to see the Orion Cockpit and you can click and drag with your mouse to spin it around and up and down. Click here to go to our Cockpit 360 Degree Photos Page for more 360 degree photos of the Orion. We hope to have more 360 degree photos of the cockpits of other aircraft soon.
Ted Quinn
New History Group Profile. PLTOFF Eldred (Ted) Quinn, 80 SQN (RAAF), Kittyhawk Pilot. Ted was the last RAAF pilot to be shot down in WW2. He was from Gumeracha, South Australia. To see this Biography, click here. For more Biographies (and other history resources), click here to go to our History Group Page.
Bill Bedford
New History Group Profile. William Rudolf Buddicam Bedford, of Kyancutta. To see this Biography, click here. For more Biographies (and other history resources), click here to go to our History Group Page.

Leonard Bence
New History Group Profile. PLTOFF Leonard Pendrell Bence, of Burra. To see this Biography, click here. For more Biographies (and other history resources), click here to go to our History Group Page.

On Display at SAAM
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Cessna Cessna Flying
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SA Aviators Early S.A.
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Guinea Airways Guinea
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Qantas Tug Qantas
Ground Equip.
Smith Bros Smith Bros.
1919 Flight
bullimore Tony Bullimore
Rescue at Sea
whitber Wittber Engine
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WW1 WW1 Display
War in the Sky
ww2 training WW2 Display
S.A. Air Training
WW2 europe WW2 Display
S.A. & Europe
ww2 pacific WW2 Display
S.A. & the Pacific
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SAAM History Group
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The SAAM History Group researches and writes profiles on significant South Australian aviators and aviation events. These profiles are published on the History Group page of this website. History Group members also publish books on aspects of aviation history. The History Group assists visitors to the Museum by researching and providing answers to their questions on aviation topics as well as providing information to assist restoration & model making groups. For more information on SAAM's History Group, click here.

Reference & Archival Collections
Some of our collections are archival in nature and stored in our library or other storage areas. SAAM also has an extensive digital collection that includes more than 75,000 native digital (or scanned) images. Access to our reference, archival & digital collections are reserved for SAAM members and bona fide researchers. For more information on accessing these collections, click here.
Acknowledgement of Country
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The members of SAAM acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which we stand, the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains. SAAM is also pleased to announce that we are working with the traditional owners of the Woomera Rocket Range Area in the preparation of a new 'Rockets in the Desert' display.