More events and details will be announced in coming months, so please keep a lookout on the website or follow us on Facebook.

Thanks to the State Library of South Australia for the historic images seen here. You’ll find hundreds of amazing images in their Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith collection, which has now been digitised.



SA Aviation Museum sports giant new Vimy mural

April 1, 09:00 am - December 31, 05:00 pm

Wander down to the South Australian Aviation Museum in Port Adelaide throughout the year and watch as a huge Vickers Vimy mural appears on the Hangar 1 front doors. It’s the handiwork of artist Janice Eames, with fellow SAAM member Stephen Nitschke helping with projection.

The Story of the 1919 UK to Australia Air Race

May 1, 11:00 am - May 26, 02:00 pm

For a comprehensive look at the 1919 Air Race, you can’t go past the four-part lecture series at the South Australian Aviation Museum. It’s part of the wonderful SA History Festival throughout May. Learn more.

God ‘Elp All Of Us: Adelaide University showcases its Sir Keith Smith collection

May 1, 09:00 am - June 15, 06:00 pm

The epic flight is portrayed through photographs and memorabilia from the collection of Sir Keith Macpherson Smith held in the Barr Smith Library at the University of Adelaide. Learn more.


Epic Flight Centenary: Who’s Wally?

May 17, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

One of the mechanics on board the Vickers Vimy was SA’s Wally Shiers, who’d worked on Ross Smith’s aircraft in No. 1 Squadron during WWI. Join us as we pay tribute to Wally and celebrate his amazing role in this pioneering flight across the world. Centennial Park. 17 May. Learn more.

Book Launch: Flight to Fame

May 20, 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Wakefield Press launches Flight to Fame, a new edition of Sir Ross Smith’s gripping account of his epic 1919 flight.

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Talking History: The flight that shrank the world

May 28, 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Join us for a special Talking History session as we explore how the epic flight was achieved, and discuss the legacies of a flight that shrank the world.

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