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Historic Maylands Aerodrome, Perth

JohnM

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It was a PERfect afternoon for a walk today. A few hundred metres from my home is the Maylands Aerodrome Commemorative Park, the site of Perth's first permanent aerodrome. There's quite a lot of historical significance and visits by iconic aviators.

I though some peeps may be interested in the history and pics of the display.

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The commemorative park display, installed in 2012.

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Those who may have noticed, there is a golf course next to the memorial which was once the airstrip. I now regularly play golf there mid-week. Being a former airstrip, the course is dead flat needless to say. On each of the 18 tees, there are the usual tee markers giving the hole number, the index, par and distance. There are also an additional small sign on each tee, which describe a brief history of notable aviators and events up until the 50s. Worth a walk around the course for a little lesson in our early aviation history.
 

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I'm not a golfer, but thanks for the tip. I may have to take a walk there and dodge the errant ball :eek:.
 

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Not when I'm there, my drives go straight down the middle, as a line in an old Bing Crosby song goes...

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I wasn't sure whether to ask what day you play so I could avoid it... ;) :p:p.
 

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Wow. I've never been there..Will have to pop out and take a look sometime soon.
 

JohnM

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Let me know when you're coming and you can drop in for a w(h)ine or coffee ;) :).
 

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Let me know when you're coming and you can drop in for a w(h)ine or coffee ;) :).
Sounds good. The majority of your pics from you first post have only just come thru for me. Many of those pictured appear on the plaques I was referring to on the tees. Will drop you a line when we next play there.
 

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When much younger, and lighter, I used to water-ski next to the remnants of the aerodrome.
 

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Many thanks for this thread and especially the detailed photos.
I grew up in Perth, but never made it to the Maylands Aerodrome site before and I have not been back to Australia in many years. It was great to read all of the info on each of the plaques!
 

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