Ballarat SCI Regional Network Meeting - July 2018
For their latest meetup, the Ballarat SCI Regional Network visited the Ballarat Aviation Museum. It was a cold winter day, and with the museum located in an old hangar with no indoor heating, the group had to rug up to avoid the chill.
The museum is run by a group of friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. The group was accompanied by Ron, a volunteer who was also their guide for the visit. The visit started with a short video, after which everyone moved to where the exhibits are housed. The museum has, over the years, obtained the different planes, engines, simulators, ultra-lights and gliders either by acquisition, on loan or as gifts. After viewing the exhibits, the group also went outside to view a plane that was being restored.
There are a couple of platforms via steps that people are able to get up on and see into the planes. The entry fee for the group was $5 per person (carers were not charged). General fee is $10 per person, and $5 for children and concession card holders. Access is easy and disabled toilets are available. The group enjoyed their visit immensely and look forward to what the next meeting brings.
Details of our next event
Thursday, 16 Aug 2018
September 20, October 18, November 15
22 Wendouree Parade (Corner of Wendouree Parade and Mill Street. Ballarat)
This meeting will be about planning for the September and November meetings, and what the members would like to do in 2019. Please have a think about this and bring your ideas.
The meeting will be followed by lunch, around noon.
By August 9, 2018 to Barbara at [email protected]