The first flight across the world

Celebrating the extraordinary 1919 flight from England to Australia by South Australia’s Smith brothers – and inspiring a new generation.

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The Epic Flight Centenary Schools Competition

To celebrate the epic flight, we’re asking students to get inspired and get creative! There are limited-edition medallions and hundreds of vintage badges to be won. The competition is open to all South Australian school students in years R-10, and entries can be anything from creating your own board game or TV news report, to building a model plane or painting a picture.

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Epic Flight Unearthed

Do you have family memories or memorabilia of the Epic Flight? We’d love you to share them with us as part of our Epic Flight Unearthed campaign, aimed at creating a lasting online legacy.

We’re after everything from photos and medallions to stamps and family anecdotes (from the 1919 flight and milestone anniversary years since). Items will be permanently displayed here on the website.

you'll find all the details here

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Journey of courage and clever ideas

Ingenuity, courage and human kindness were hallmarks of the first epic flight across the world.

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