Time has flown by with November 23 marking the 90th anniversary of the first flight from what was the Western Junction Aerodrome and is now the Launceston Airport.
The first flight in 1930 was undertaken by pilot Joe Francis in the Gipsy Moth VH-ULM, leased by the Defense Department to the Tasmanian Aero Club.
Club historian Lindsay Millar said the first flight was crucial to aviation in the state.
"That first flight really marked the beginning of permanent commercial aviation in Tasmania."
"From that very beginning, that first flight here at this airport on November 23, 1930, that was the catalyst for everything."
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The flight led to the formation of Tasmania's first air service, Flinders Island Airways, which eventually, after many different changes and amalgamations, became Australian National Airways, one of the world's largest airlines.
Mr Millar said the anniversary crept up on them.
"It is amazing and I have been privileged to belong to the Aero Club since 1956. I have been able to share the history of that club in that period," he said.
The plane that made the historical first flight is also, once again, touring the skies.
The restoration of the plane was started back in 2002 and was completed in 2012 with the original Aero Club colours.
"The incredible thing about the flight VH-ULM is that the aircraft still exists and is now flying in Queensland," Mr Millar said.
"That aircraft after being in private hands for some years and then in a a museum, it's back in the air again, better than brand new."
The Tasmanian Aviation Historical Society president Andrew Johnson said it was remarkable the plane was still running.
"This aircraft has been restored and looked after and still flying. That makes the whole story really special."
Mr Johnson said the first flight was the start of quite a significant aviation story in Tasmania.
"That first flight led to numerous other flights and to individuals who were pioneers in aviation taking up the concept of flight and developing it from, I suppose a bit of a novelty idea, to commercial flying."
"It did pave the way for others."
On November 23, the Tasmanian Aero Club rooms will host a special function to recognise the anniversary of the flight and celebrate how far aviation has come because of that moment.
"We believe it's an important story and that's why the [TAHS] was formed - to shine some light on it and I think that's the start of it," Mr Johnson said.
"From now on we will start to really recognise the events and the significant dates of aviation in Tasmania."