Air transport began in Australia in the early 1900s. Find out about the first powered flights, early pioneers of aviation, and Australia’s first airlines. Read about air transport today - the aircraft and what they carry, the people who work on planes and in airports, and safety measures to prevent accidents. And think about what flight might be like in the future as designers and engineers work to make aircraft quieter, more efficient and able to carry many more passengers.
About the Australian Transport Series: This bright and informative new series looks at the development of our transport systems and what they mean for life in Australia today. Topics such as the technology involoved, issues of safety and the environment and employment in this field are covered. For ages 7 to 12.