Open Cockpit Weekend 2006

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Highlight of the Museum's annual Open Cockpit Weekend on 1/2 July 2006 was the presence of Sikorsky Seahawk N24-003 of No 816 Squadron RAN. The helicopter arrived from Nowra on 30 June landing in the QAM compound to the south of Hangar 2. The presence of the Seahawk combined with perfect weather throughout OCW was instrumental in attracting record crowds to the Museum. The photo shows QAM President, Cliff Robinson, presenting a framed certificate of appreciation to LCDR Karl Knoll of No 816 Sqn. The Seahawk successfully escaped from the QAM compound on Monday 3 July, returning to Nowra.

The Crew of N24-003

LCDR Karl Knoll (Tactical Co-ordinator)
LEUT Andrew Rohrsheim (Pilot)
WOA Max Poole (Aircrewman)
CPO ATA Hazell
PO ATV Smith
AB ATV Nieuwhof