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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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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. For any donation of $25 or more, we will put your name on our plane!  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. We love having you and your friends along on the journey!


GoFundme - Accepts Credit, Debit, Paypal and more, including many currencies.

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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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