The Uiver Memorial Community Trust – a not-for-profit organisation – is devoted to restoring Albury’s Uiver Memorial DC-2 aircraft.
In 1934 the MacRobertson Air Race proclaimed itself as the greatest international air race devised, and history has confirmed that bold claim. The aircrews that completed the journey from England to Australia were honoured in a parade in Melbourne and treated like modern day rockstars.
However, along the way, the KLM DC-2 airliner Uiver became lost in a thunderstorm on the final leg of the race and was forced to land on Albury Racecourse at night.
The remarkable story of the rescue of the Uiver by the townsfolk of Albury, and it still taking the handicap prize in the race, is the stuff of legend. It is one of those events which could not be more amazing if it were scripted.
At Albury, where the Uiver was saved, the community honours this incredible story by restoring the world’s oldest Douglas DC-2 aircraft, with the aim of making it a museum centrepiece for future generations.
Below are newsletter from the Uiver Team.
The ABC published an article on a new children’s book on De Uiver: Trough the Clouds, the story of the the Uiver landing in Albany.