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Where are the Seaplanes?

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Countdown to Group Departure from Point Cook
6 April 2024

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The 6th of April 2024 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Royal Australian Air Force's first flight around Australia in a seaplane. Two groups of seaplane enthusiasts plan to celebrate this milestone with a lap around mainland Australia, departing from Point Cook Victoria, the original expedition’s starting point, on the original date.


Includes First Circumnavigation of the mainland by a Female Seaplane Pilot and Oldest Male Pilot (read more)

 60 Days (Itinerary) 


Replicating the Original Route and Flight (read more)

 44 Days (Itinerary)


Check out the highlights reel from 2014
Youtube video of searey seaplane flying and landing at various places in Australia
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                                   HOW TO DONATE 

You can donate here if you would like to help support this page and come along for the ride with Cathy and David in VH-XWW. All donations of $100 US or more will get your name on the side of our plane!  Businesses  and clubs can have a 6"/15cm logo for $250 that will stay on the plane for one year! You will also be helping with the production of the post-documentary and Book.

There are several ways to contribute. Any amount is appreciated. Good wishes and sharing our website are also appreciated and valuable. 


Our GoFundme page is now available!

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CashApp:  $CBabis or above email acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

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