Aircrafts Pty Ltd to Queensland Airlines - Flight Crew List.

† Denotes killed in the line of duty


Adair, Ronald Shafte
Founder of Aircrafts Pty Ltd and Chief Pilot. Endorsed on DH-75 & Waco Model 10T. Also flew for QANTAS 1936 to 1942. With Directorate of Aircraft Production as Maintenance Manager for NSW from 1942 to 1943 whilst remaining the Managing Director of Aircrafts Pty Ltd
Allman, Dallas
 
Anstey, Barry E.
Previously with Patair. Flew for Q.A.L. for 4 months from mid 1964. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1964
Atkinson, Robert John
Captain on Piaggio P.166s
Babson, W.
 
Barnes, J. W.
Ex R.A.A.F. Senior Route Captain. Resigned 1946/7
Bateson, William 'Bill'
Ex R.A.A.F. Chief Pilot 5/1947
Berg, Alan
 
Bielenberg, Kenneth George 'Ken'
Transferred from ANSETT-ANA in 1960. Returned to Ansett-ANA on 5/12/1966
Breusch, Rex Burnett
Joined company 17/5/1954. Seconded to Piaggio P.166B in 1964. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966
Brown, K.
 
Cage, Vernon Frank ‘Vern’
 
Campbell, W Carlson ‘Jock’
 
Chalmers, Lloyd Haigh
Captain on F.27s. Was the last Chief Pilot. Transferred to Ansett
Cook, Ronald Charles
First Officer and later Captain on Lockheed Lodestars. Killed in the crash of Lodestar VH-BAG on 10/3/1949
Cope, Eric Maxwell ‘Max’
Transferred from A.N.A. during 1956. Captain on DC-3s in 1963. Seconded to Piaggio P.166B in 1964/5. Captain on F.27s in 1965. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA 5/12/1966
Cronin, James 'Jim'
Captain on DC-3 and F.27s. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966
Cronin, Stanley 'Stan'
Joined company on 5/7/1958. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966
Davidson, J.
 
Dieckman, D.
 
Donker, Karl F.
Joined company on 24/6/1963. Seconded to Piaggio P.166B in 1964. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966
Dureau, Ernie
 
Everingham, Brian
Seconded to Piaggio P.166B in 1964
Farley, Kenneth A. 'Fanjet'
Previously flew with ANSETT-ANA. First Officer on DC-3s. Seconded to Q.A.L. for training. First Officer on F.27s. Returned to ANSETT-ANA
Feeney, Patrick 'Pat'
Joined company on 14/11/1966. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966
Flynn, D. R.
 
Hargraves, Bertram 'Bert'
 
Hargreaves, Nev
Joined company on 17/2/1964. Seconded to Piaggio P.166B in 1964. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966
Harlen, N. Edward ‘Ted’
 
Hassard, John K.
Previously flew with New England Airways, Airlines of Australia and A.N.A. Joined Aircrafts Pty Ltd in 1946 but left in 1947 to rejoin A.N.A. Later flew with ANSETT-ANA
Herman, Joseph 'Jo'
Ex R.A.A.F. pilot. Captain with Aircrafts Pty Ltd. Captain on DC-3s with Q.A.L.
Hicks, N.
 
Hillier, Richard 'Dick'
Flew with Aircrafts Pty Ltd prior to WWII, Flew some 3,000 hours on DH-84s. Flew with R.A.A.F. during the war and later joined Butler Air Transport
Hunter, William 'Bill'
Previously flew with R.A.A.F., Ansett Airways and QANTAS. Captain on DC-3s with Q.A.L. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA
Hurlock, F.
 
Jackwitz, Frederick Elkington
 
Keegan, Harold Edward
Ex R.A.A.F. Seconded to A.N.A. Joined Aircrafts Pty Ltd in 1943. Killed in the crash of Lockheed Lodestar VH-BAG on 10/3/1949 as a passenger
Kensett, Robert ‘Bob’
Previously flew with ANSETT-MAL. Joined company on 24/1/1962. Seconded to Piaggio P.166B in 1964. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966
Kerman, J.
 
King, Brian
 
Laurent, John
 
Laurie, James T.
Joined the company 1/9/1950. Senior Route Captain Brisbane. Check and Training Captain on DC-3s. Last flight was on DC-3 VH-AAU on 19/2/1958
McWilliam, Alan
Previously flew with ANSETT-MAL. Joined Q.A.L. 12/4/1954. Captain on DC-3s 3/12/1962. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966
Mitchell, Morris B.
Ex engineer. Ex R.A.A.F. Captain on Lodestar and DC-3s. Later became the Operations Manager
Mooney, Thomas 'Tom'
 
Morris, Philip Scott
Previously with the R.A.F. Joined Aircrafts Pty Ltd. Resigned to join A.N.A
Munroe, Bruce
 
Murtha, James Dewar ‘Jim’
First Officer on Lockheed Lodestars. Killed in the crash of Lodestar VH-BAG on 10/3/1949
Partridge, Ron
Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966
Potts, A. R.
Joined Q.A.L. on 21/12/1962. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966
Quinn, David R. ‘Dave’
Seconded to Piaggio P.166B in 1964. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966.
Rodgers, Barry
 
Russell, J. M.
Joined company on 15/6/1954. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966.
Smith, F. N.
Joined company on 16/4/1956. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966.
Stephens, C. W.
Joined Q.A.L. on 11/2/1963. Seconded to Piaggio P.166B in 1965. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966.
Stevens, Paul de V.
Previously flew with overseas companies. Joined Q.A.L. on 16/3/1964. Seconded to Piaggio P.166B in 1964. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966.
Storry, Colin 'Col'
Ex R.A.A.F. Captain with Aircrafts Pty Ltd on Lockheed Lodestars
Swinton, D.
Joined Q.A.L. in October 1964. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966.
Symons, Len
Joined Q.A.L. on 21/10/1963. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966.
Tait, R. G.
First Officer on DC-3s. Killed in the crash of VH-BBV on 14/3/1954
Taylor, Gordon
 
Tilse, James William ‘Jim’
Flew with Q.A.L. for 2 years. Also flew with T.A.A.
Virtue, Keith A.
Previously flew with New England Airways, Airlines of Australia and A.N.A. Captain on Lockheed Lodestars. Was Flight Superintendent. Left Aircrafts 1/1947 to rejoin A.N.A.
Wainwright, Henry Roy ‘Roy’
Previously Butler Air Transport. Transferred to Q.A.L. during 1956. Became a Captain 25/4/1964. Seconded to Piaggio P.166B in 1965. Flew DC-3 and F.27s. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966.
Wemyss, Robert McIntosh ‘Bob’
Joined Q.A.L. on 30/3/1964. Seconded to Piaggio P.166B in 1964. Transferred to ANSETT-ANA on 5/12/1966.
White, E. W.
Captain on Lockheed Lodestar and DC-3s. Killed in the crash of Lodestar VH-BBV on 14/3/1954
Worthington, E.
 

Initial list was compiled by Gil White with later additions by Fred Niven