March 2019 Tarmac Days – Submarine Hunting Neptune to Fly


A veteran Neptune submarine hunter of the cold war era will fly again during the March monthly “Tarmac Days” at HARS Aviation Museum based at Illawarra Regional Airport at Albion Park Rail. Held for three days starting on the second Friday of each month, the Tarmac Days cover Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 – 10 March.

Neptune “273” joined HARS Aviation Museum 31 years ago and remains in RAAF colours, celebrating its service with No 10 Squadron in Townsville from 1962 to 1977.

The Neptune model P2V-7 is set to fly on Friday afternoon and during the Saturday, subject to operational and weather factors.

The volunteers at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) also plan to fly some of their other unique aircraft, including the last of 20 tri-motor De Havilland Drovers built at Bankstown in 1949, a vintage Cessna 310 and possibly the recently retired Orion turbo-prop AP-3C.

The full media release can be viewed here.