The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) – Fokker Scout Fighters

Meet the Fokkers… The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) Museum has a fantastic collection of flying reproduction and replica World War One and early pioneering aircraft. A major component of their aircraft are replica and reproduction Fokker scout fighter aircraft as flown by the German Imperial Air Service (Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte) during the 1915-1918 period of… Read More The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) – Fokker Scout Fighters

The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) – Pioneers & The Australian Flying Corps

Walk in, take in the view, smell the rotary engines lubricated with castor oil and take a step back in time… Welcome to The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) Museum! TAVAS, a non-profit, volunteer based organisation is located in Hangar 106 at the Caboolture Aerodrome on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland has a fantastic collection of… Read More The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) – Pioneers & The Australian Flying Corps

Australian Army Flying Museum – Army Aviation from World War One to Vietnam

The Australian Army Flying Museum sits outside the Army Aviation Centre in Oakey, Queensland. Here you can see a great collection of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters operated by the Australian Army Aviation Corps, including replica’s of a number of aircraft operated by the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) during World War One. Australian Flying Corps… Read More Australian Army Flying Museum – Army Aviation from World War One to Vietnam

The Record Breaking Southern Cross and Kingsford Smith Memorial

  In 1928 famed Australian aviation pioneer Charles Kingsford Smith (“Smithy”, 1897-1935), fellow Australian co-pilot Charles Ulm, navigator Harry Lyon and radio operator James Warner (both Americans) completed the first ever Trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. Charles Ulm convinced George Allan Hancock, a Californian businessman with oil money, to pay for an… Read More The Record Breaking Southern Cross and Kingsford Smith Memorial

The Survivors: World War One’s Iconic Sopwith Camel

SOPWITH CAMEL Designed by Thomas Sopwith himself, of the Sopwith Aviation Company as a further development of the Sopwith Pup, the iconic British Sopwith Camel biplane was the most successful Allied scout fighter of World War One and became the steed of many Allied air aces. Introduced to the Western Front in 1917, the Sopwith… Read More The Survivors: World War One’s Iconic Sopwith Camel

100 Years: 1918 to 2018 – RAAF Museum Remembrance Day WW1 Flying Display

At 11am on November 11th, 1918 the guns finally fell silent. The armistice to end The Great War, World War One, came into effect. 100 years later, Lest We Forget. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down… Read More 100 Years: 1918 to 2018 – RAAF Museum Remembrance Day WW1 Flying Display