This Day in Aviation History

August 18th, 1989
A QUANTAS Airways Boeing 747-400 makes the first unrefuelled nonstop UK to Australia flight, taking 20 hours and 10 minutes.

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In preparing this post I noticed some sources have the 17th of August listed while others have the 18th of August. I am speculating this may be due to the change of the time zones? 

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