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

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