Flying by the Seat of Their Pants

Exhibition and Shows

29 Mar 2023 to 30 Apr 2023 Once Only Event

Presented by the Tasmanian Aviation Historical Society & the Furneaux Museum, the exhibition presents stories from the early years of Bass Strait aviation 1919 – 1939, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the first commercial flight to Flinders Island in 1932.

This was the era when airfields were nothing more than a field that was “long enough, flat enough and wide enough” for the aircraft to land and take-off. When pilots had no flight plans and weather reports were often inaccurate. Despite these brave pilots’ skills, there were tragedies and lives were lost. Flights into the unknown!


Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Public Toilet


Children and members free

Event Dates

Once Only Event

29 Mar 2023 to 30 Apr 2023

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