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.

AEROPEX 2019

December 6, 10:00 am - December 8, 04:00 pm

The Smith crew brought the first overseas airmail into Australia. The ‘Cinderella stamp’ created exclusively for those 360-odd letters are today worth upwards of $15,000. AEROPEX 2019 will celebrate the Epic Flight. Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground.

Centenary of Darwin landing – Ross Smith Memorial re-dedication

December 10, 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

A series of events across Adelaide will mark the centenary of the 10 December 1919 Darwin landing. Includes the re-dedication of the Sir Ross Smith Memorial on Memorial Drive near Adelaide Oval.

Darwin to Adelaide re-enactment flight

March 21, 09:00 am - March 22, 05:00 pm

The Aviation Historical Society of Australia (NSW) is planning a re-enactment flight from Darwin in Adelaide, retracing the route of the Smith crew, from 10-23 March 2020. Stay tuned for events over the weekend of 21-22 March to coincide with centenary of the Smith crew’s victorious homecoming to Adelaide.

Past event: Superloop Adelaide 500

March 1, 09:00 am - March 3, 05:00 pm

Thousands of V8 fans (including 3000 school kids) immersed themselves in the Epic Flight Centenary display in the Air Force Marquee, enjoying the stand-up banners, taking Ross Smith ‘selfies’, checking our the Air Ace’s war medals and marvelling at the Vimy model.

Past event: Smith brothers collection digitised

March 19, 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

On March 1919 (100 years to the day since the Air Race was announced) the State Library of SA launched its digitised collection of Sir Ross and Sir Keith’s personal papers and other material relating to the brothers from throughout the SLSA collection. To see the digitised collection, please click here.

Past event: Port Adelaide celebrates Smith boys

April 17, 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Join our talk on Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith – born down the road at Semaphore!

 

 

 

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