Event Information:

  • Mon

    Flight of the Southern Cross

    1930 – 2130Kyneton Airfield 1503 Kyneton-Metcalfe Road, Kyneton VIC 3444

    Nigel Emms has kindly offered to share with KAC Members and Guests a film he came across some 20 years ago at a Car Boot sale in England of the Southern Cross first flight across the pacific with Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm etc in May 1928. The film, although silent, does have story boards explaining what is occurring during the filming sequences etc. The footage includes the preparations in San Francisco, and footage of the aircraft inflight, including being at the controls and in the back. There are also scenes of Hawaii and landing on the beach in Fiji loading fuel and the beach take-off, along with arrival into Queensland and the welcome there. A light supper will be served following the showing and as usual guests are most welcome.