Vickers Vimy Centenary Event

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Vickers Vimy IV Museum

Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport, SA 5950

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Take off into the past to celebrate the Centenary of the Vickers Vimy flight from England to Australia in 1919.

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2019 marks the centenary of the first flight from England to Australia by Adelaide brothers, Ross and Keith Smith. The hangar, where their restored Vickers Vimy converted bomber is currently housed, will be open to the public, allowing guests to get up close to the aircraft! Come for a closer look at what flying was like back in 1919.

There will be food trucks, plus an opportunity to talk to members from the Epic Flight Centenary Committee, the South Australian Aviation Museum, the RAAF and other organisations involved in celebrating the centenary.

Due to the capacity of the hangar, visits will be limited to specific timeslots. Please register for your preferred timeslot and bring your ticket on the day to show staff at the entrance to gain access to the hangar.

Free parking is available for the first 2 hours, followed by the below rates

0 mins – 120 mins – FREE

120 mins – 150 mins - $5.00

150 mins – 180 mins - $10.00

While you're here you can enjoy our interactive trail which follows the flight path of the Smith Brothers as they take you on a journey from England to Australia. The journey begins at Adelaide Airport Terminal 1, and guides you to the Vickers Vimy hangar.

As part of the day's festivities, vintage aircraft will also take to the skies of Adelaide to toast the Vickers Vimy and celebrate a century of aviation advancement. With thanks to the Honourable Company of Air Pilots Australia and flypast sponsors the Royal Aeronautical Society (Australia) and Shell.

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Vickers Vimy IV Museum

Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport, SA 5950

Australia

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