Aviation Pioneers Display Cairns Domestic Airport.
Following the removal in 2008 of the ex Bush Pilots Airways/Air Queensland DC3 on the Pole at the entrance to the Cairns airport (after 25 years) due to severe corrosion, Cairns Airport Pty Ltd wanted to recognise, in some way, North Queensland’s aviation heritage. They came up with the idea of having an Aviation Pioneers Display in the Domestic Terminal to cover pre WW2, WW2 itself and post war to include Bush Pilots Airways and Air Queensland. One of the propellors off the DC3 on the Pole was also on display too.
Since the renovation of the Domestic Terminal in 2019-20 this Aviation Pioneers Display has been moved upstairs, above the escalators, just before the Airline Lounges.