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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.
|Address:||Mitchell Highway, Charleville Airport, Charleville, 4470|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.412222|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||02-November-1922|
|Actual Event End Date:||02-November-1922|