The goal of the UMCT is for our aircraft to become the centrepiece of a museum commemorating the emergency landing of the original Royal Dutch Air Lines “Uiver” at the Albury Racecourse during the 1934 London to Melbourne Air Race. Our DC-2 is the oldest of only eight surviving in the world.
We are looking for volunteers to join our team.
If you are...
• A DIYer
• A tradie (or retired tradie)
• Have good skills with hand tools
or would just like to help out, we have a position for you!
If you don’t have ‘hands-on’ skills we have a training program to teach you new skills.
Many of our volunteers come from unrelated areas–we have farmers, teachers, shop assistants, healthcare workers and mechanics working with us.
Some of the restoration work we do includes:
• Derivetting and rivetting
• Surface restoration and polishing
• Spray painting
• Sheet metal work
We encourage both women and men of all ages to join us. Our supervisors ensure that you will work in a safe environment. We supply PPE including safety glasses, gloves, and hearing protection.
We work in a relaxed, friendly and enjoyable atmosphere, supply a BBQ lunch each Saturday, and hold regular social events during the year.
Contact the Project Manager:
Russ Jacob 0418 691 392 or UMCT Chairman: Pieter Mol 0438 339 611
You can visit us on our regular work days, Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 7 Bristol Court, Albury Airport.
We are now open for visits at the Bristol Court hangar by members of the general public to view the progress of the restoration on the first Saturday of each month from 2:00 – 4:00pm.
If your group, school or club would like to visit we will be happy to give a guided tour through our hangar to see the DC-2 and the work being done. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time.
You can support our project by Giving a Rivet (or lots of them).
We are a registered Australian Tax Office Deductible Gift Recipient. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
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