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Avro Avian, G-EBOV

Queensland Museum & Science Centre - Joy of Museums - Avro Avian, G-EBOV

The Avro Avian, G-EBOV was the plane used by Bert Hinkler to fly the first solo flight  in 1928 between England and Australia. He departed England and arrived in Darwin reducing the England-Australia record from 28 days to just under 15½ days. The Avro Avian was a series of British light aircraft designed and built by Avro in the 1920s and 1930s.

Bert Hinkler-MJC

Hinkler and his Avro Avian, registration G-EBOV

Bert Hinkler, was a pioneer Australian aviator and inventor. He designed and built early aircraft before being the first person to fly solo from England to Australia and the first person to fly solo across the Southern Atlantic Ocean. He died in 1933 at the age of 39 after crashing into remote countryside near Florence, Italy during a solo flight record attempt.

Among the many historical objects and exhibits in the Queensland Museum & Science Centre, the following are some highlights:

Essential Facts:

  • Title:                    Avro Avian, G-EBOV
  • Manufacturer:   Avro
  • First flight:         1926
  • Produced            1926–1928
  • Museum:             Queensland Museum & Science Centre

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