HARS is Looking for New Members

HARS is looking for new members whom are willing to actively participate in the society’s activities.  Activities include Tour Guiding, General Duties, Reception and Shop duties, Mechanical – engine and airframe (both AMEs and LAMEs), and Ground Equipment. Periodic information sessions will be held in our Museum facilities, at Illawarra Regional Airport.  Watch this space for the […]



Celebrating the Heroes of the Double-Sunrise Flights

You can be a part of history by joining us on the red carpet at the world premiere of “The Return of the Catalina” on August 22nd. You’ll get to meet the Cast & Crew of the film and experience the drama and the comedy of flying a PBY Catalina […]

HARS is Open for Guided Tours.

HARS is delighted to offer tours for the public through its world-class museum. Guided tours (including the lower deck of our Boeing 747) are available any time between 9:30am and 3:30pm every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day.  Larger groups are also welcome and tours can be booked in advance […]


Lawrence Hargrave

Lawrence Hargrave – Centenary of Death

6th July 2015 marked the centenary of the death of Lawrence Hargrave.  HARS is making a special effort to remember this amazing engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer During our July Open Days (10-12 July) there will be a display of replicas of Hargraves’ kites.  A replica of Hargraves’ […]

Southern Cross Restoration Update

The original wing ribs and the laminated timber semi-circular wing tip, which were salvaged from the damaged wing, have now been renovated.  The ribs were progressively glued into position on the wing spars whilst at the same time electrical bonding strips, conduits to carry electrical and aileron cables, control cable […]

Wing as of 4 June 15 almost ready for ply skinning