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Australia’s oldest Cessna flies on

Australia’s oldest Cessna flies on

The first Cessna to fly in Australia, and now one of the rarest light aircraft in the world, a Cessna C34 Airmaster, is to be flown-very carefully and on special occasions– from its new home on the Sunshine Coast. The aircraft has been bought by Steve Padgett, the managing director of Aeromil Pacific, Australia’s Cessna […]

So you’re flying to Paris tonight

So you’re flying to Paris tonight

If you want to prepare yourself for the 21 hours it will take you to fly from here to Paris and in the confines of economy class, nothing could surpass this compilation of previously obscure as well as better known movies of Charles Lindbergh’s first solo flight across the North Atlantic on 20-21 May 1927. […]

The Tiger Moths fly for Nancy-Bird Walton

The Tiger Moths fly for Nancy-Bird Walton

The Tiger Moths gathered in the Hunter Valley sky on Saturday when a simple but useful tower was named in honour of the late Nancy-Bird Walton at the Luskintyre privately owned airstrip and aviation museum. This is how it was soon after aviation began, and how it is celebrated today. And these are Nancy’s times, […]

Clara Adams-The original frequent first flyer

Clara Adams-The original frequent first flyer

Is this the world’s original frequent flyer, and collector of historic first flights? Her name is Clara Adams, 1884-1971, a rich pre-war widow whose collection of aviation memorabilia is held in the McDermott Library in the University of Texas-Dallas. And these examples of that collection have been sent to us by a reader interested in […]

Stanley Brogden 1913-2008

Stanley Brogden 1913-2008

Stanley Brogden who reported aviation in Australia for more than half a century has died in Melbourne aged 94. Stanley grew up in a world where aviation arrived before radio for our parents and grand parents. He knew many of the early adventurers and entrepreneurs of aviation. He saw them change the world, and from […]