What’s On Display
19 Civil and Military Aircraft
Aircraft include a B-25 Mitchell Bomber (one of the few surviving in the world), a replica Spitfire, Mirage, Avon Sabre, a Royal Australian Navy Wessex helicopter that assisted in the clean-up of Darwin after Cyclone Tracy, F-111C, the legendary B52 Bomber and many more.
ENGINES & RELICTS
21 Engines and relicts of crashed aircraft
On display are Prat & Whitney, Rolls-Royce Avon/Derwent, Allison 1710 Engines and many more. There are also relics of the time when fierce combats took place including the wreckage of a Japanese Zero fighter shot down in the 1942 air raids on Darwin.
Darwin’s aviation history and wartime experience
An impressive presentation of the bombing of Darwin and the only known colour footage of the first air-raid in Darwin are continuously displayed as well as displays that depict the epic flight of Ross and Keith Smith in the Vickers Vimy in 1919, Bert Hinkler, Dick Smith, and the National Coastwatch service.
Amy Johnston – A pioneer in the industry
Johnson was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia in 1930. Flying from Croydon, south of London on May 5th and crash landing in Darwin, Northern Territory, on may 24th after flying 18,000 km, her achievement gained worldwide recognition. Find out more about Amy and other female aviators at the museum.