Centenary of The Great Air Race of 1919

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Centenary of The Great Air Race of 1919
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Clip from Behind the News  |  ABC ME  |  November 12, 2019

Learn all about the 'Great Air Race' from England to Australia in 1919. What did Ross and Keith Smith do during World War I? Whose idea was it to challenge pilots to fly from England to Australia in 30 days? Why was it a dangerous challenge? What were the planes made from in those days? What was the name of the type of plane the Smith brothers flew in the challenge? What were the four roles of the men in the aeroplane?

Learn all about the 'Great Air Race' from England to Australia in 1919. What did Ross and Keith Smith do during World War I? Whose idea was it to challenge pilots to fly from England to Australia in 30 days? Why was it a dangerous challenge? What were the planes made from in those days? What was the name of the type of plane the Smith brothers flew in the challenge? What were the four roles of the men in the aeroplane?

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