On 18 March 1910, Harry Houdini made the first controlled, powered sustained flight in Australia, at Digger’s Rest, Melbourne, Victoria.
March 2010 will mark the 100th anniversary of that famous flight. The Diggers Rest community in partnership with the Melton Shire Council and the Lions Club of Diggers Rest will host a range of commemorative activities:
Festival of Flight Commemoration Ceremony
Date: Thursday 18 March 2010
Location: Stan Payne Reserve, Old Calder Hwy, Diggers Rest
Houdini-Centenary Air Show
Date: Saturday 20th March 2010
Time: 9am-5pm, Air Show commencing 11am
Location: Melton Airfield, Coburns Rd, Melton.
Organised by Glyn Butchard
For more information visit http://www.centenaryairshow.com/
Festival of Flight
Date: Sunday 21 March 2010
Location: Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve, Plumpton Rd, Diggers Rest.
Further information visit: http://www.melton.vic.gov.au/houdini