The contents of this website is the culmination of many years of work. I started photographing aircraft at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport in the mid 1960s. As my photographic collection grew I began to document the histories of the aircraft I photographed. In 1994 I decided to share my work on the internet by creating the website 'AussieAirliners'. Over the years this website has expanded in both scope and content.
Since going live on the internet many other people have contributed to his site by supplying information or images related to the history of Australian operated / registered airliners. It is important that these people be acknowledged for their contributions:
Eric Allen, Tony Arbon, Maurice Austin, Graham Bennett, Rod Brown, George Canciani, Barrie Colledge, David Daw, Nigel Daw, Marcel Drescher, Hans Groen, Eric Favelle, Rob Finlayson, Paul Finnigan, Jake Fox, Alan Fraser, John Goldfinch, Jacques Guillem, Tony Haynes, John Hopton, Seth Jaworski, Peter Lea, Gavin Louis, Greg Hyde, Neil Louis, Mark Lynam, Ian Mackenzie, Ian Malcolm, Scott Morgan, John Mounce, Fred Niven, Qantas Heritage Collection, Zane Rae, Glen Reid, Gordon Reid, Paul Sheehan, Robbie Shaw, Henry Tenby, Phil Vabre, Russ Waller, Gil White, Geoff Wilkes, Lindsay Wise, Greg Wood, the ADF Serials Website & Australian Aviation.
The philosophy behind the 'AussieAirliners' website is very simple - to bring together in one location the history of Australia's commercial airline activity by recording the histories of the individual airframes that have been used by Austalia's airlines over the years. It is hoped that by doing so this valuable history will not be lost.
The images depicted on this website are covered by Copyright. Downloading any image from this website is illegal. I have watermarked the images due to the continual illegal downloading of said images by people who have no respect for this intelectual property and its correct useage.
The historical information pertaining to individual airframes has been obtained from a variety of sources. I have endeavoured to bring together these sources with the accompanying images, for the enjoyment of all. Although all due care has been taken in compiling this information, some data may be incorrect or incomplete. If you are able to provide additional information, images or advise on omissions your contribution would be most welcome.
I am also seriously looking to find other like-minded people who would like to 'get their hands dirty' and get involved in learning how to run this website - so at the appropriate time it can 'passed on' so that this valuable resource is not lost. Are you up for a challenge?
R. N. Smith - Webmaster.