Monday, April 15, 2024

Houdini soars at new Diggers Rest Pavilion

A new Community Pavilion opened in Diggers Rest, Australia, last week. Inside, you can find this mural showing Houdni's Voisin biplane. Interestingly, this doesn't commemorate Houdini's famed 1910 flight but Ian Satur's model of the plane that flew during the 2010 centenary celebrations. Either way, it's good to see Houdini is still a star in Diggers Rest.

The Ian Satur model survives today and is still looking for a permanent home.


  1. I'm surprised DC hasn't acquired the model.

    1. My current understanding is it's not for sale. They want it to stay in Australia and be in a museum. But even if it was, I'm not sure DC would be interested in a reproduction. I think he'd be interested in the real plane! (If only it still existed.)

    2. I thought it was for sale. It could hang from the ceiling of his museum like the vintage historic planes at the Air and Space Museum in DC. The Spirit of St. Louis and the Wright Brothers plane hang from the ceiling in the main lobby. The reproduction is as close as we'll ever get to that plane. I also suspect that the original plane was chop shopped for parts after HH sold it.