Custodians of our State’s historic contributions to aviation.
Adelaide Airport has had a short yet vibrant history as South Australia’s domestic and international gateway for nearly 60-years. In that time, the airport has substantially expanded and the infrastructure evolved to service the rapidly expanding aviation industry.
The Vickers Vimy aircraft, flown by brothers Sir Keith and Ross Smith in the famous England to Australia air race of 1919-20, is housed in a purpose-built, climate-controlled facility on airport. AAL will continue to ensure it is routinely monitored, maintained and restored in accordance with Commonwealth requirements to protect its heritage value and uphold its significance to the South Australian and broader aviation community.