Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Aviator who was first to cross the Pacific from the US to Brisbane, Lodge Gascoyne, No. 62.

Air Commodore Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith, MC, AFC (9 February 1897 – 8 November 1935) was a well-known early Australian aviator. In 1928, he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. He also made the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flights between Australia and New Zealand, and the first eastward Pacific crossing from Australia to the United States. He also made a flight from Australia to London, and set up a new record of 10.5 days. The major airport of Sydney, located in the suburb of Mascot was named Kingsford Smith International Airport in his honour

Date:December 24, 2016

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