aviation

Up, Up and Away, Winging It With T.A.A.

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This time around I am taking a slightly different approach to the blog as Noteworthy Collectibles is not only about banknotes and coins but about all items that are collectible with an all Australian theme. As a child I was a very active aviation enthusiast. I took every opportunity to build model aircraft and even spent my time writing away and collecting brochures from Beechcraft, Lear jet and Cessna. I lived in a house which was shared by my Uncle. He was a pilot and his enthusiasm for all things flying fueled my own curiosity. This in due course led…

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The Legend of Smithy And His Southern Cross.

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I have decided to cover in this months blog a gentleman who’s vision and determination changed the face of our nation and he became one of Australia’s best-loved and best known cultural heroes. A man who seemingly knew no fear and conquered some of the toughest and most dangerous aviation routes that had yet to be achieved in his time. In the modern era of aviation it is an everyday event to fly across the Pacific and the Tasman but in his time it was a massive achievement given the state of the aeronautical industry of the day and the…

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