First flight of fully restored Southern Cross II tantalisingly close

Greg Ellis
By Greg Ellis
August 20 2021 - 10:07pm
Restoration: Jim Thurstan, Brian Van Bragt, Alex Brown and Rod Richardson work on installing three restored engines on Southern Cross II this year and (below), other progress shots. Picture: Adam McLean.

Thanks to a team of volunteers at the Historical Aviation Restoration Society (HARS), the replica of Australia's most famous aeroplane not only remains in the country but will fly again soon.

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Greg Ellis

Greg Ellis

Business Editor

Almost four decades in electronic, print and digital media. A writer, presenter, emcee, photographer and videographer with degrees in business management, marketing and human resources and tertiary qualifications in photography.