Great Air Race Talk - A Flight Less Ordinary

Saturday, 26 October, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Saturday, 26 October, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library
  • Cost
    Free
Great Air Race Talks - Full Program Sat 05 Oct	The Start of a Race	Northern Territory Library Wed 16 Oct	Preparing for Arrivals	Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Sat 26 Oct 	A Flight Less Ordinary	Northern Territory Library Thur 31 Oct	How the Race was Won	Northern Territory Archives Centre Sat 9 Nov 	How the Race Changed our World	Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Description

The Great War stimulated development in aircraft and engines. The winning aircraft of the Great Air Race, the Vickers Vimy, was the culmination of these advances. Find out what flying in the Vickers Vimy was really like, from modern-day pilots who flew a replica built decades later.

Presented by Ken Lai from the Darwin Aviation Museum, Great Air Race – A Flight Less Ordinary is part three of a five-part series of Great Air Race Talks, celebrating the centenary of the Great Air Race.

Great Air Race Talks - Full Program
Sat 05 OctThe Start of a RaceNorthern Territory Library
Wed 16 OctPreparing for ArrivalsMuseum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Sat 26 Oct A Flight Less OrdinaryNorthern Territory Library
Thur 31 OctHow the Race was WonNorthern Territory Archives Centre
Sat 9 Nov How the Race Changed our WorldMuseum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Image: View of the crew of the Vickers Vimy, Ross Smith, Keith Smith, James Bennett and Walter Shiers, while flying the Vickers Vimy: State Library of South Australia PRG 18/9/1/47A