Is Sydney Airport the same as Kingsford Smith?

Sydney Airport was declared an aerodrome in 1920. On 14 August 1936 the airport was renamed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport in honour of pioneering Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. Up to the early 1960s the majority of Sydneysiders referred to the airport as Mascot. The first paved runway was 07/25.

What happened to Charles Kingsford Smith?

Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith, MC, AFC (9 February 1897 – 8 November 1935), often called by his nickname Smithy, was an early Australian aviator….

Charles Kingsford Smith
Born 9 February 1897 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died 8 November 1935 (aged 38) Andaman Sea
Cause of death Crashed in the sea off Burma

What did Kingsford Smith do?

Charles ‘Smithy’ Kingsford Smith was renowned as Australia’s boldest pilot, pioneering routes that include the first trans-Australian, trans-Tasman and trans-Pacific flights. As well as completing other record flights, he helped usher commercial aviation into Australia.

Where did Charles Kingsford Smith live?

BrisbaneCharles Kingsford Smith / Places lived

Is Charles Kingsford Smith related to Ross Smith?

CHARLES Kingsford Smith is, rightfully, remembered as a legend in the history of Australian aviation. But over the decades, Smith’s fame has overshadowed the daring efforts of another pioneering aviation family with the Smith name, South Australian brothers Ross and Keith.

Which is the biggest airport in Australia?

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport
The 30 biggest airports in Australia

IATA Name Destinations
SYD Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport 85
BNE Brisbane International Airport 60
MEL Melbourne International Airport 55
PER Perth International Airport 38