10 Dec 2018

Launch of the centenary year of the Great Air Race

Darwin is set to become the centre of global aviation history again, 100 years after Ross and Keith Smith, Wally Shiers and Jim Bennett made the first successful flight from London to Australia, touching down in Parap to claim first prize in the Great Air Race.

As well as marking the 99th anniversary of the 1919 race, the Northern Territory Government today unveiled further details of plans to commemorate its centenary year, which will culminate in a re-creation of the race, this time with planes powered by low-pollution and renewable energy.

Read the full media release on launch of the centenary year of the Great Air Race.