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: 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.

Past event: Harry Butler book launch

August 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Harry Butler shot to fame by thrilling Adelaide audiences with his aerial aerobatics after WWI. Meet the authors of The Red Devil and get a copy of the book signed at the SA Aviation Museum on 17 August. Click here for details.