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Queensland Air Museum

The Queensland Air Museum Inc was formed as a not-for-profit society in June 1974. Initially incorporated under Letters Patent, QAM was re-incorporated under the Queensland Associations Incorporation Act.

Donations to QAM in excess of $2.00 are allowable deductions for taxation purposes.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in aviation. The volunteer members bring to the Museum a wide range of skills in business administration, aircraft maintenance and various trades. There are no paid staff.

Nothing in the QAM collection is owned by an individual member. The entire collection is deemed to be held in trust for the community.

The Museum attracts visitors from all states of Australia and from overseas. Annual visitation recently reached 12,000.


The Queensland Air Museum is located at Caloundra Airport on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, approximately 100 km north of Brisbane
The Museum is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 10.00am until 4.00pm

Open Cockpit Weekend

Open Cockpit Weekend is QAM's annual fundraising event which is held on the middle weekend of the Queensland July school holidays. As the name suggests, the cockpits of several aircraft are opened for public inspection. Museum visitors are invited to actually sit in the cockpits of selected aircraft. Some of the larger aircraft, for example our 1937 vintage Douglas DC-3, are also opened up so that visitors can experience an aisle that goes uphill, sit in the cabin and see what air travel was like in days gone by.

Next Event: 2 / 3 July 2011