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Flying by the Seat of their Pants

Flying by the Seat of their Pants exhibition is being held at the Museum at Inveresk this November.

The introduction of commercial aviation in 1932 was an important advance for the isolated island communities of Bass Strait, enabling same-day mail and freight deliveries and fast evacuation in medical emergencies.

To mark the 90th anniversary of the first flights by Miss Flinders and Miss Currie the exhibition Flying by the Seat of their pants has been jointly produced by the Tasmanian Aviation Historical Society and the Furneaux Museum.

It tells the story of pioneering aviation in Bass Strait, from the very first flight in 1919 up to the outbreak of World War 2 in 1939 – the aviators, the aircraft, the triumphs and tragedies.