Papuan Air Transport to Papuan Airlines - Flight Crew List.

† Denotes killed in the line of duty


 

Anstey, Barry E.
Flew with Patair for 2 years flying light aircraft and P.166s. First Officer on DC-3s. Left to join Queensland Airlines in mid 1964. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA 12/1964
Arnold, Peter John
Killed in the crash of Short Skyvan VH-PNI on 1/9/1972
Baldwin, William 'Baldy Bill'
Flew at least Skyvans. Transferred to Ansett PNG in 1970
Barnett, Phillip
 
Barnett, Steven
 
Bassingthwaite, Chesleigh F.
 
Blackman, Larry
Retired mid 1970 having flown some 23,000 hours
Bou, Aria
First PNG First Officer on DC-3s with Mincon Peni
Broomhead, Kenneth J.
Transferred to Ansett Airlines of PNG 7/1970. Later flew with Ansett
Forgan-Smith, William ‘Bill’
Captain on DC-3 and Short Skyvans. Chief Pilot 7/1961 after Myles Lewis. Later bacame the Operations Manager. Transferred to Ansett Airlines of PNG
Franck, Gerd
 
Goossens, Frank J.
Co-founder of airline with C. R. Jackson as a partnership
Gray, Dennis C.
Joined the company in 1969. First Officer on DC-3s. Transferred to Ansett Airlines of PNG in 1970. Later flew with Ansett Airlines of Australia in 1973
Hauritz, Kevin P.
First Officer on P.166s and DC-3s. Transferred to Ansett Airlines of PNG in 1970
Heyen, Gerhard
 
Howse, Hodson Trevor ‘Hoddy’
Ex QANTAS. Joined Patair in 1965. Chief Pilot. Seriously injured when Pilatus Porter VH-PNF crashed at Terapo. Later resigned to join Qantas as Base Pilot at San Francisco.
Jarrold, Kenneth G. 'Ken'
Transferred from Stol. Chief Pilot after Jim Wayne retired. Acting Operations Manager
Joggi, Rene
Previously flew with Stol. Later flew with Ansett
Keene, John ‘Trembles’
Captain on DC-3s
Lewis, Myles
Chief Pilot. Resigned July 1961 to join K.L.M.
Long, Charles 'Soapy'
Transferred to Ansett Airlines of PNG before resigning in 1989
MacRae, Maxwell 'Max'
Left company and returned to U.K.
McCourt, James 'Jim'
Returned to the U.K.
McDermott, John ‘Captain Drama’
Ex R.A.A.F. and T.A.A. Captain on DC-3s
Miller, Edward
 
Miller, Edward Raymond 'Ray'
Previously with A.N.A. and Qantas. Joined the airline in 1961. Captain on DC-3s. Transferred to MMA in 1966
Monod, Hans
Ex Stol. Captain on Piper Aztec VH-WEJ when it crashed 18/4/1961
Murtagh, Leon Francis
Previously with Airlines of New South Wales. Transferred to Ansett-MAL.
O’Loughlin, Brian ‘Slim’ or 'Soapy'
 
Parry, Lester 'Little Lester'
Resigned to join T.A.A. in 1970
Peni, Mincon
First PNG First Officer on DC-3s with Aria Bou
Petrie, Ross A.
First Officer on DC-3s. Later flew with Ansett
Rogers, Barry
 
Romano, Gary
Joined Masling before resigning to fly with Air Niugini
Salfas, Joseph 'Joe'
Previously flew with Ansett Airways, MMA and Southern Airlines (Victoria). Flew DC-3 VH-PAT, DHC-2 Beaver VH-AAQ. Later flew for BHP flying the Scotish Twin Pioneer based at Derby, W.A.
Scott, Walter
Transferred to Ansett Airlines of PNG before resigning in 1989
Sharpe, Peter
Joined company in 1970 and flew Piper PA-31, P.166B, SC-7 and DC-3s as First Officer.
Sly, Cecil 'Cec'
 
Smith, W.
 
Taveaux, Jacque
Left company to joinAir France
Teasedale, Leigh
Resigned to join QANTAS
van Senten, Henk
Co-founder of airline with C. R. Jackson as a partnership. Chief Pilot
Vink, William 'Bill'
 
Wallace, Geoffrey ‘Geoff’
Killed in the crash of P.166 VH-PAU on 8/3/1961
Ward, Frank
Previously with Stol in 1969. Transferred to Ansett Airlines of PNG 1970
Wayne, James 'Jim'
Chief Pilot after Hoddy Howse had his accident at Terapo. Flew at least DC-3 and Short Skyvans. Retited 1969
Whiley, Bruce
Transferred to Ansett Airlines of PNG 1970
Wicherley, Peter
Flew at least Short Skyvan
Young, Ian
Transferred to Ansett Airlines of PNG before resigning in 1989
 

Original list compiled by Gil White with additions supplied by Fred Niven