Adelaide – Lightsview

The suburb of Lightsview, 7km northeast of the Adelaide CBD, now covers much of the original Harry Butler aerodrome where the Vickers Vimy made its triumphant landing in 1920. To celebrate the significance of the location and an historic pine tree planted in the early 20th century to mark the landing spot, Lightsview developers Peet Ltd created some terrific Vimy-inspired landscaping along Hampstead Rd in 2019.

Vickers Vimy G-EAOU artwork along Hampstead Rd near the entrance to Lightsview, where the Vimy landed in March 1920. If you walk up the ramp and follow the walking path straight ahead, you’ll come to the significant pine tree planted to honour the Smith crew.
View of the new Lightsview water reserve from the Hampstead Rd end, with the significant pine on the left.
You’ll find this plaque near the bench seat beneath the pine tree.