Our calendar of events is now over, and this page will be updated by mid 2020 to serve as a memento of the centenary year with photos, videos and speech notes from our many events and activities.

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

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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Past event: 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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Past event: Commemoration Service

June 15, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Royal Australian Air Force partners with the RAAF Association and the Epic Flight Centenary to commemorate the tragic death of Sir Ross Smith in 1922.

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Past event: Harry Butler Centenary

August 3, 09:00 am - August 4, 05:00 pm

The town of Minlaton celebrates the centenary of the flight from Adelaide to Minlaton by local lad Harry Butler. It was the first flight over water to deliver mail in the southern hemisphere. When Ross Smith arrived in Adelaide in 1920, he landed at Butler’s Northfield aerodrome. Learn more.