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.

Past event: Memorabilia appraisals

May 5, 10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Many South Australians have epic flight memorabilia , and now you can get it valued!  It’s thanks to the Australian Postcard Society and Phil Sunman from Philicia Antiques. We’ll also photograph items for an online exhibition. Learn more.

Past event: SAAM’s amazing new mural

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

Wander down to the South Australian Aviation Museum in Port Adelaide to see the new Vickers Vimy mural on  Hangar 1. It’s the handiwork of artist Janice Eames, with fellow SAAM member Stephen Nitschke helping with projection.

Past event: SAAM Epic Flight Series

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.

Past event: Adelaide Uni showcase

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.

 

Past event: 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.

Past event: Launch of 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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