The Greatest Air Race is a one-hour documentary presented
by former NASA astronaut Andy Thomas.
It will air across Australia on SBS TV in early December.
In 1919, four Australians became the first men to fly across the globe. Theirs was an extraordinary feat of endurance, and a milestone for mankind. Yet 100 years later, Sir Ross Smith, his brother Sir Keith Smith and mechanics Wally Shiers and Jim Bennett are all but forgotten. As the centenary approaches, it’s time to inspire a new generation.
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