Thomas Macleod Monument

Dedicated 18-Dec-10


A monument commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first glider flight in Queensland on 22-Dec-1910 was dedicated to Major Thomas Macleod on 18-Dec-2010 at Windemere Avenue, Sinnamom Park (Brisbane). 


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Thomas Macleod

Latitude:   -27 32 04
Longitude:   +152 57 08

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Monument Type: Monument

Theme: People

Sub-Theme: Aviation


Memorial commemorates pioneering aviator Major Thomas Macleod, who flew the first heavier-than-air biplane glider constructed in Queensland.

The historic flight took place on December 22, 1910 from what is today known as 17 Miles Rock Road. Newspaper coverage of the event in The Courier, called it the very first instance of a biplane glider rising from the ground in Queensland, seven years after the Wright brothers' historic feat.

Thomas Macleod  formed the Royal Queensland Aero Club in 1910 and in 1915 he formed the QLD Flying Civilians and instructed a small contingent of Queenslanders in the art of aerial warfare. He was also one of the early directors of QANTAS. 



 Thomas Macleod (1881 - 1963)


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