Central West





Qantas Founder’s Museum


The Q.A.N.T.A.S. Founders Museum tells the story of how it all began:

  • Medical Practice medical services in isolated places, the problems of road transport.
  • The principles of flight aerodynamic forces: lift, thrust, weight and drag, aircraft control: roll, pitch and yaw.
  • The big trip in 1919 Fysh and McMaster made a big trip in a Model T Ford to map and build airstrips for the Great Air Race. This crystallised the idea to found an airline.

Establishing Q.A.N.T.A.S. creating the company, the first fleet, scouting for passengers and investors, building airliners in Longreach and winning the airmail tender.
Wings to the World how Q.A.N.T.A.S. developed into an international airline and became Qantas.
Early pilots a certain style: tales from an open cockpit.
Flying Doctor how Q.A.N.T.A.S. played a major role in the establishment of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Location: Longreach Airport, Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Longreach Qld 4730. For more information.