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Registration Number H7782
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Aviation avro baby
Name or Title Aeroplane - Avro Baby
Production Place England
Production Date 1919
History and Use

In this aircraft, the Avro Baby G-EACQ, Bert Hinkler attempted a solo flight from England to Australia in 1920. He set new standards in the use of a light aircraft in flying from London, crossing the Alps to Turin, Italy, and reaching Rome before abandoning the flight.

In 1921 the Avro Baby was shipped to Australia, and in April of that year Hinkler flew it from Sydney to his home town of Bundaberg, Queensland. This 1100 Km flight, which took 8 hours 40 minutes, further emphasised the potential of light aeroplanes as reliable transport.

The monogram on the rudder is that of Mr. J.J. Smith, who donated it to the Queensland Museum in 1970.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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