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Smith brothers inducted into Australian Aviation Hall of Fame

15 September, 2012

Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith were among giants of the Australian aviation industry to be named as inaugural inductees into the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame. Bert Hinkler and Charles Kingsford Smith were also among those recognised for their outstanding contribution to aviation. Both men tried and failed to take part in the 1919 Air Race, with Hinkler later making the first solo flight from England to Australia, and Kingsford Smith making the pioneering flight across the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia.