Civil Aviation Historical Society of Western Australia
The Civil Aviation Historical Society of Western Australia Inc. is an autonomous division of the CAHS
Aims of the CAHS of WA

The aims of the CAHS(WA) are to identify, preserve and promote Western Australia's civil aviation history, records and relics; and to encourage the publication of Western Australia's civil aviation history.



The CAHS(WA) meets every three or four months throughout the year. Each meeting includes a guest speaker on a topic relating to Western Australia's aviation history.

Click here for the Meeting Programme for 2006



For General Enquiries and Membership

The Secretary
Bernie Egan
42 Tresise Street
Carine Western Australia 6020

Ph: (08) 9243 3301

For Aviation Historical Enquiries and Techinical Information: Ted Fletcher


WA Aviation History

The large distances between settlements characteristic of Western Australia meant that the potential benefits of fast transport and communications by air were obvious in the immediate post-Great War years. This led to the first scheduled air service in Australia being established to link Geraldton (the railhead north of Perth) with Derby in north-western Western Australia - a distance of 1,190 miles. Since that time, Western Australia has remained at the forefront of aviation development and use in Australia, where aviation is still a vital part of life in the vast west.

In due course we intend to add more material relating specifically to Western Australia's aviation history to this site. In the meantime, here are some links to items with a Western Australian flavour:

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