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Today in Aviation: Qantas' First First Flight across the South PacificToday in Aviation, a Qantas Airways (QF) flying boat service commenced a survey flight from Sydney to Valparaíso via Easter Island in 1951. (airwaysmag.com) More...
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Amazing story, they departed Sydney on March 13, 1951 made eight stops then arrived in Chile on March 26, 1951 in PBY Catalina. They returned to Sydney arriving on April 21 '51. The airways mag article has a link to the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences with more details of the flight.
Yea.. too early, we need more people taking vaccines and a strong eye on these variant viruses