Western Australian Airways to West Australian Airways

Flight Crew List.

† Denotes killed in the line of duty

Abbott, Val

One of W.A.A.'s original pilots

Affleck, Arthur
Previously flew with Pacific Aerial Transport. Resigned to join MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co. Ltd
Anderson, Keith Vincent
Austin, Sidney C. 'Sid'
Baker, Harry Frederick 'Cannonball'
Joined the company in 1931. Transferred to Adelaide Airways in 1936. Joined A.N.A. 2/11/1936
Blake, Arthur
One of W.A.A.'s original pilots
Brearley, Norman
Founder of the airline
Brearley, Stanley
Brother of Norman Brearley
Broad, Edward William 'Ted'
'Flying Mechanic'. Killed in the crash of Bristol Tourer G-AUDI on 5/12/1921
Brown, George S.
Chater, Eric J.
Cochran, Colin 'Cocky'
Cochrane, Walter Bevan
Involved in the crash of G-AUDK on 30/1/1932
Diprose, Leonard Mervyn 'Len'
Ex R.A.A.F. (1/7/1928 to 11/1933) Joined the company 11/1933. Engaged initially to fly W.A.A.'s planned Perth-Wiluna service which never started. First service was on DH-50 VH-UEL on 29/11/1933 flying Perth-Wyndham. Endorsed on DH-50, DH-61, DH-66, DH-82, DH-84 and DH-89s. Flew W.A.A.'s Perth-Adelaide route 1/7/1934 to 7/1936. Transferred to Adelaide Airways 1/7/1936 when W.A.A. merged with them. Transferred to A.N.A. 11/1936.
Fawcett, Robert Norman 'Bob'
One of W.A.A.'s original pilots. Killed in the crash of Bristol Tourer G-AUDI on 5/12/1921
Gare, Cyril
Accountant but was also a qualified pilot. Resigned to join M.M.A. in 1934
Hansen, Peter
Heath, Edwin Boman 'Bert'
Also flew with Guinea Airways
Kingsford Smith, Charles Edward 'Smithy'
One of W.A.A.s original pilots
Nesbit, Charles
Ex R.F.C. and R.A.F. Joined the company in 1927. Flew the North West mail service and was also in charge of the Perth Flying School. Transferred to Western Air Servioces 4/1930
Newnham, ?
Nicholas, J. F. 'Jack'
Saunders, P.
Sutcliffe, S.E. 'Sutty'
Previously flew with Eyre Peninsular Airways. Joined the company 4/1931. Later flew with Holden Air Transport, W. R. Carpenter Aerial Service and Mandated Airlines
Taplin, Lennard T.E. 'Len'
One of W.A.A.'s original pilots
Trestrail, J.
'Flying Mechanic'
Vigers, A.W.
Wilson, Rae
Woods, James 'Jimmy'