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A plaque commemorates the first regular Queensland air service from Charleville to Cloncurry. 

On 2nd November 1922, the first regular Queensland air service commenced from Charleville to Cloncurry. The Qantas Armstrong Whitworth FK8 Biplane left carrying a load of 400lb payload and 160 letters. The Staff of 3 included engineer Arthur Baird and pilots PJ McGuiness and W Hudson Fysh. The first passenger was Mr Alexander Kennedy (85yrs) who had pioneered the Charleville to Cloncurry route 53 years earlier with a team of bullocks.

Location

Address:Mitchell Highway, Charleville Airport, Charleville, 4470
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.412222
Long: 146.257222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:02-November-1922
Actual Event End Date:02-November-1922
Source: MA
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