Historical information

The original “Taylor glider” was the aircraft used by George Taylor for the first heavier than air flight in Australia, which occurred on the 5 December 1909 on the beach at Narrabeen, New South Wales. On that historic day the glider was also flown by Edward Hallstrom, Charles Schultz, and Mrs Taylor and Mrs Schultz.

The replicas were built by the Museum to celebrate the centenary of the first Australian heavier than air flight.


The glider is an accurate full size replica of George Taylor’s Glider.

Physical description

Wooden frame, wire braced and fabric covered biplane hang-glider

Inscriptions & markings