I am not entirely sure of the date but the Flight Centre use to display these Pilot Statues out the front of each store holding the daily flight specials. I tried speaking to a Flight Centre representative to find out exactly when the statues started appearing out the front of the stores and when they destroyed them all but have had no luck to date. Very cool item for people that love vintage airline memorabilia. He measures 1800mm in height
Flight Centre Australia is the domestic arm of the Flight Centre Travel Group and the largest retailer of travel in Australia. Headquartered on Grey Street in South Bank Brisbane, its portfolio including niche brands features 1,300 businesses across Australia, with the company posting before-tax profits of $349.2 million in June 2013.
The first Flight Centre store opened in Sydney in 1982. By 1988 there were more than 50 stores across Australia