The 1919 Air Race captured the imagination of the world. The winning crew – led by South Australian brothers Ross and Keith Smith – flew their Vickers Vimy from England to Australia in 28 days to claim victory and the Australian Government’s £10,000 prize.

Ross Smith friend and SA aviation pioneer Harry Butler

South Australia punched above its weight with aviation pioneers. Four of the six Australian crews competing in the 1919...

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Re-enactment flights and races

Many daring aviators have retraced the England-Australia route of the Vickers Vimy since 1919 - from competitors in the...

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