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The Temora students have started work on their kits to learn how to use the tools needed to build the empennage. They are enthusiastic and eager. We are looking forward to seeing some photo’s of their project before they start the empennage.
Temora were going to build the Murphy Rebel. With sponsorship for this project secured by a number of players, including the Temora Aviation Museum, the project had all of the hallmarks of success. Sadly, however, close inspection of this aircraft’s structure and condition indicated it was not suitable for completion. As the team had been established and were “ready to go”, SAAA approved the purchase of a second empennage kit to allow the Temora High School youngsters to keep going – this represented the lowest cost exposure to proceed, other than not at all. This does not constitute approval of a second project, however, if a second project is approved then of course the empennage being built at Temora will form part of a second project. Otherwise the empennage will be sold. Teacher Brett Inch and Regional Project Managers Malcolm Bennett and Mike Holloway are thrilled and are working together to prepare for the arrival of the empennage due around February 2021 all being well.
OUR SECOND PROJECT IS ABOUT TO START!
We have been very fortunate to have an aircraft donated to us. A big thank you to Peter Yore who donated his part built Murphy Rebel to our SAAA Sponsored Youth Build and Fly Project. This will run alongside our RV12 build.
Temora High School are taking on this build and we are absolutely delighted to have lead teacher, Brett Inch and his students on board. Temora High School is a comprehensive high school in the Riverina region of New South Wales. The town has a strong aviation background, being a site for a RAAF training squadron during WWII and the current site for Temora Aviation Museum which boasts 2 flying spitfires.
The school has an enrolment of approx. 350 students across years 7 – 10. The school has enjoyed considerable success in sporting, cultural, academic and trade skills areas. Students are offered the opportunity to pursue many different interests and career paths. The addition of the Murphy Rebel project to these opportunities shows the school’s commitment to delivering and expanding on opportunities for the students. Temora High is honoured and proud to be a part of the SAAA’s school build program and look forward to keeping its members updated with our progress
We also welcome Temora Aviation Museum as sponsors, we thank Peter Harper and everyone at the museum for your generosity and support for this build.
This morning, Temora High School took delivery of the Murphy Rebel. We will keep you updated of progress via this page, NOTAM’s and our Facebook page.