Historic plane soars in Wellcamp terminal
A TREASURE from Toowoomba's aviation history is back on display in its home town after years of sitting wingless in storage.
The Southern Cross Aviation SC-1 prototype is now a showpiece of the Wellcamp Airport terminal.
Built at the Toowoomba Foundry in the late 1950s, it made its first flight in 1961 but never took off in the marketplace.
The plane was placed in storage before being put on display at Moorabbin Aircraft Museum in Melbourne.
It was loaned to the Oakey Army Aviation Museum in 2002 for a 10-year lease and bound for Melbourne when the Wagners got involved, snapping it up for the main stage at Wellcamp Airport.