Charles Kingsford Smith
Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith
), often called Charles Kingsford-Smith, or by his nickname Smithy
, was the best-known early Australian aviator
, completing the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flight from Australia to New Zealand
, and the first to complete the more difficult eastward Pacific crossing from Australia to the United States
Kingsford Smith International Airport, located in Mascot, Australia, near Sydney, is named after him.