29th May 1942.
The first flight of the mighty CAC Boomerang eighty years ago today. Designed and built in a very short period with our backs to the wall.
Certainly one of Australia's finest D.I.Y. moments.
Happy birthday Mr Boomerang! 👍
This is so cool! I will need to show my husband this post, he has a great love of aviation. Thank you for sharing.
Love the CAC! Visited the one at RAAF Amberley not too long ago, also one of the planes I purchased in WarThunder (Because Aussie Pride :P)
HBD Boomerang! 🎉
Thank you for the suggestion @Noyade, I think you are spot on for this year's Christmas gift! My husband has always been fond of the Boomerang in terms of Aussie-made but thinks the Caribou is the most interesting because it can fly backward and he's seen it go down the tarmac with just the nose wheel down.
@Remarka6le we are going to see the Solent Sky Museum in Southampton UK, the home of the Spitfire soon. There will be many WWI and WWII planes to admire!
Absolutely jealous @KatieC! That's right up there on my to-do list with the Kure Maritime Museum in Hiroshima and the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Hawaii.
We went to the Pearl Harbour museum when we got married in Hawaii and it was SO COOL. Highly recommend!
I have the National Air and Space Museum including the Smithsonian on my to-do list.
@EricL Same! Though that's more on the list because my wife is a fan of Bones lol
@EricL I'd love to go back to the Smithsonian, I went when I was very little and probably didn't have as much appreciation as I would today. The chance to see the ever-so-cursed Hope Diamond again!