• Development of RAAF and Australian Civil Aviation

    Tuesday 19 February 2008 by Peter Burness. 1 comments

    Just a year after the end of the First World War, and only a decade after the short first powered flight in Australia, a twin-engine Vickers Vimy, with a crew of 4, flew from England to Australia.  This 1919 exploit exemplified the progress in world aviation. During the First World War there were men who had never before seen an aeroplane or driven a motor car, who had learned how to fly. Learning to fly at Point Cook, …

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