New website address
We have changed our website address (URL) to ehham.org.au, which is short for Evans Head Heritage Aviation Museum. This will be much easier to remember and type compared to the old address.
If you navigate to the old address, you will be automatically re-directed to the new one. In any case, if you have us bookmarked, please change it to the new one.
Orion – update October 23
On Wednesday 23rd October, with a crane booked, a fine calm day was ideal for removing the tail section, and big crew arrived early for the task. Slings were attached and a large number of bolts removed that connected the tail to the fuselage. Then there was trouble getting the tail to separate, eventually this was achieved after Rod made a ‘technical tap’ at just the right position to break apart the join. The tail (weighing about 2 tonnes) was then lowered into a specially built cradle. It will be transported to the museum at a later date.
Orion – major dismantling underway
On September 18, the work crew detached and removed the aft radome, and work continued on the complicated task of detaching the wings.
Orion featured in local newspaper
The museum work crew and the Orion aircraft have been featured in the local newspaper, the Northern Star, which typically gives a lot of attention to local stories. There was a big photo on the front page, and the inside page featured a great article by reporter Javier Encalada, with quotes from EHMAHAA president Rod Kinnish and museum manager Ken Duplock, on the progress of work to get the aircraft moved to Evans Head from Lismore airport. The specialist tools and equipment have begun arriving for the huge dismantling task, involving removal of wings, engines and tailplane.