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L. R. J. (Jack) Jones built his first engine in 1907 and his first aircraft in 1909 with a steam turbine as a power plant. On 20 Feb 1911, Jones transported a new steam driven machine to Penrith, where it lifted off and crashed. Undeterred, Jones later constructed Australia's first metal plane, the Wonga, in 1930.

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L. R. J. (Jack) Jones built his first engine in 1907 and his first aircraft in 1909 with a steam turbine as a power plant. On 20 Feb 1911, Jones transported a new steam driven machine to Penrith, where it lifted off and crashed. Undeterred, Jones later constructed Australia's first metal plane, the Wonga, in 1930.