These pages index articles that appeared in the house newspaper Aviation
Australia between 1981 and 1987. They provide an interesting insight
into the activities of the Department at that time.
staff or other personalities have been highlighted in bold. To
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· Report urges full aviation cost recovery in 10 years +++ Dept
urged to adopt a more commercial approach.
· Minister not new to aviation +++ New Minister Peter Morris
was previously responsible for ALP aviation policy.
· The flying Director +++ NSW Regional Director Dick Thompson
flies himself to regional centres (photo).
· More Helicopter flexibility +++ More flexibility for helicopters
in the Sydney Metropolitan area.
· US team for ATC study +++ American consultancy firm studies
· Frank Yeend says
goodbye to an era +++ Veteran WW2 pilot, ATC officer and Accident Investigator
reties as Head of Flight Standards division after 50 yrs in aviation.
· Cheers to +++ Farewell to retiring staff
· Obituary +++ Norman John Properjohn ex WW2 pilot, captain
of Prime Ministers aircraft, ATC officer and Airport Manager, latterly
of Hobart Airport.
· Team effort restores Navaids +++ D of A team restores derelict
navaids in Zimbabwe
· 'Lumpy seas' make SAR demo a real test +++ D of A Flying Unit
G1000, RAAF and industry aircraft stage difficult rescue exercise in
conjunction with Police and Media.
· Award for Lineman +++ Line Inspector Rudi Skoda suggests
new time-saving method of fixing insulators.
· Falcon Trials success in Birdstrike war +++ French trials prove
Falcons can keep birds away from airports.
· Bouquet for D of A +++ PNG Director of Civil Aviation thank
Dept for training Indigenous ATC personnel.
· D of A man recalls punt that paid off +++ Sid Morris
Senior Comms officer at Sydney in 1954, devised method of secret communication
through a navaid, with BOAC airliner carrying Ms Petrov, leading to
her rescue in Darwin.
· Booklet explains Staff help scheme +++ Staff scheme offers
help and assistance to staff suffering problems.
· Top Safety record reflects D of A policies says Secretary +++
Secretary Freeland praises Conservative safety policies and staff
· Melbourne Show a winner +++ Melbourne Airport open weekend
attracts 100,000 visitors
· Air Safety - experts tell how we do it +++ Flight Magazine
nominates Australia as the safest aviation nation.
· Airports conference for Cairns +++ Operators from Asia/Pacific
to meet in Cairns to discuss airport management
· All in a day's work +++ Technicians continue to operate at
Mt Majura radar during threatening bushfires.
· Report looks at effect of aviation policies on women +++ Specifically
targeted recommendations .
· WA Pioneer honoured +++ Dame Mary Durack present at
naming of Horrie Miller Drive at Perth Airport after her husband
· Engineering achievements recalled +++ Former Director of Airports
Bill Bradfield addresses ACT Historical Soc.
· Airline growth continues +++ Australian Domestic Airlines experience
strong growth in past year.
· Record for Beechcraft +++ Super King Air VH-IBC records 20,000
· Award nominees sought +++ Australian region of GAPAN calls
for nominees for Grand Masters Medal.
· SOMAP extended +++ Senior Officers Media Awareness Programme
extended to 3 day course.
· D of A men honoured +++ Jim Schofield, Dr John Lane
and Peter Langford made Members of the Order of Australia. Robert
Purdam awarded Order of Australia medal.
· Staff rights guarantee in NAA transfers +++ National Airports
Authority taskforce leader John Spencer says that between 1200
and 1500 Dept positions could be transferred to the new NAA.
· Department plans GCN awareness programme +++ Dept staff to
be trained in use of new Dept networked computers
· Two-Airline policy review +++ Minister Morris announces
independent review of this long established policy.
· Corporate plan for Vic-Tas +++ Plan is the result of widespread
consultation within and outside the Dept.
· Adelaide Open Day +++ Adelaide Airport's 30th anniversary celebrated
by 10,000 visitors.
· Hobby airforce a reminder of darker days +++ History of the
Confederate Airforce and it's Australian offshoot.
· Australian launch for F50 +++ Ansett is world launch customer
for the new twin turboprop from Fokker
· 50-yr anniversary for Qantas +++ 50 yrs as an International
· TAA back in the black +++ After two years of losses TAA made
a profit of $4mil in 1983/4
· RFFS crews battle ACT, Vic fires +++ Crews have a hectic year
fighting severe fires.
· End in sight for Sydney airport site selection ++ Ongoing speculation
· Aviation Portfolio +++ Organisation chart of senior Dept management.
· Heavy workload raises doubts over NAA timetable +++ Policy
statements by Minister Morris
· 'One voice for GA' call by Secretary +++ Secretary Freeland
urges formation of Peak negotiating body for GA
· Aero clubs concerned by shortage of Instructors +++ club instructors
attracted to more lucrative flying jobs.
· Quick thinking earns Director's praise +++ ATC officers handle
Light aircraft emergency over the Southern Ocean with Skill and professionalism.
· High in the clouds yet still on the ground +++ Development
of simple simulators for GA operations and training.
· SA/NT's Bill Chegwidden retires +++ WW2 radio Operator,
joined DCA in 1945. Radio Technical officer retired as Regional Director
· 'Sniping must stop', Minister tells GA Industry +++ Minister
states that intra industry strife disadvantages all in GA.
· Prospects good for domestic aviation growth, says Minister
+++ Dept paper shows record growth in airline activity.
· New ultralight regulations +++ Regulations now cater for the
separate class of heavier and two seater ultralights.
· Bug-eye plane cleared for service +++ Edgley Optica EA7 observation
aircraft awarded Certificate of Airworthiness.
· Airport layouts released +++ Proposals for Badgery's Creek
and Wilton published.
· Hat trick for Michael +++ Apprentice carpenter Michael Wicks
wins 3 apprenticeship awards.
· New laboratory shows science is for the birds +++ Canberra
facility aids efforts to reduce Birdstrike hazard.
· Crackers versus Falcons ++ French tests show pyrotechnics and
broadcast bird distress calls as effective as Falcons.
· Secretary outlines plans to boost airport revenue +++ Airports
to be more attractive to visitors and have more commercial and recreational
· Department on parade +++ Photo, Department's float in recent
Canberra day parade.
· Finance the most significant challenge, says airports man +++
Asst. Sec Jack Moffatt encourages airport managers to improve
commercial skills and ensure frequent contact with concessionaires.
· Cairns charters approved +++ All Nippon Airways to operate
B747 charter flights between Japan and Cairns.
· Subsidy ended +++ The subsidy of airline services to Western
Queensland is to be ended.
· Birdman Harvey planning another record bid +++ Harvey Ritchie
of BASI attempts 50 metres of unpowered flight.
· Satellite programme under way +++ Construction of satellite
communication ground stations at airports has begun.
· Airports face increasing strain worldwide +++ Huge traffic
growth expected in next 10 yrs.
· Darwin project deferred +++ Redevelopment of Darwin airport
deferred pending re-appraisal.
· 30 million for Heathrow +++ World's busiest gateway will break
30 million passenger level this year.
· Canberra skyfest grows +++ Original Canberra Aero club open
day grows into multi participant skyfest.
· Government gets tough on overdue ANC's +++ New penalties to
encourage recovery of overdue charges.
· Ray McNamara new SA/NT Regional Director +++ Ex RAAF
pilot and Departmental Examiner of Airmen.
· D of A puts case to Dick Smith inquiry +++ Dept's primary
duty to the public is to promote the safety of aviation.
· TAA gets government nod +++ Airline gets the go-ahead to buy
12 new Boeing 737-300 aircraft.
· 50yr anniversary +++ Celebration of the formal gazetting of
the Civil Air Ensign in 1935.
· Ansett buys Airbus +++ 1$Billion dollar deal for the Airbus
· Photo +++ Traffic Officer Victor Holtham of Adelaide
Airport - a familiar face.
· Vic-Tas presentations +++ Regional Director Wes Willoughby
presents Silver Axe award to RFFS recruit Michael Bergin.
· Sir Norman, 95 flies again +++ Sir Norman Brearley flies
with his great niece Jenny Houghton in Tiger Moth.
· Flight Service rap for 'Aviation Australia' +++ Corrections
to a previous aircraft in distress story to give due credit to flight
· Funds available for Townsville +++ Improvements to the domestic
terminal to commence.
· New Branches established in FS review +++ Flight Standards
Division to comprise Flying Operations and Standards Development Branches.
These replace Regular Public Transport and General Aviation Branches.
· An Aviation Landmark +++ Dept hands B767 endorsed Pilot licences
to Qantas. (Photo)
· Qantas profit soars to new height +++ Record pre tax profit
· Air freight review announced +++ Independent review to consider
export of primary produce.
· Airport site decision by end of year, says Minister +++ Minister
Morris says Gov. decision following EIS.
· BAC One-eleven celebrates 20yrs +++ World's first short-medium
range jetliner celebrates 20yrs service.
· Topsy grew up in a spin +++ Article with photo about Adelaide
airport and it's ATC
· Cockpit recorders for Beech 200's +++ Following Adavale (Qld)
crash, all B200's will have cockpit voice recorders.
· Tasmania subsidy discontinued +++ Air-fare subsidy between
Melbourne and Tasmania discontinued.
· Night exercise first in 20yrs +++ Simulated aircraft accident
at night at Sydney involves 300 emergency workers.
· And it's still growing +++ Photo of the new control tower at
· Leading role for Australia in helicopter project +++ Development
of the first world-wide noise standards.
· Pat clocks up 40 years +++ Photo. Pat Richards WA region
has served since 1945.
· Aviation Budget +++ More money for Airports and technical equipment
in 1985/86 budget.
· Minister outlines aviation blueprint +++ Minister Morris
announces the Federal Airports Corporation
· New traffic procedures for busy airports +++ Simultaneous landings
on intersecting runways to be permitted.
· A flying start for vintage museum +++ SA Div of Historical
society plans museum around Vickers Vimy bomber.
· Pakistanis praise D of A technology and Co-operation +++ Calibration
crew praises Flying unit and its technology.
· US award for medico +++ Dr John Lane awarded John A
Tamisea award by US Civil Aviation Medical Assn.
· ATC's go out smiling +++ 6 retiring ATC officers, with 230
yrs experience gather in Sydney tower. Photo.
· Jazzbo Collins ends an era +++ John Collins retires
after 33 yrs as ATC officer .
· Les sets a first +++ Les Harper, Qld firefighter retires
at 65 after 38 yrs service.
· Behind the locked door of aviation security +++ description
of the activities of the Dept's Security planning organisation.
· October start for Canberra Airport upgrade +++ Work on passenger
terminal upgrade to start.
· Austral wins new fire vehicle contract +++ $6.3mil fire vehicle
update contract won by Qld company.
· Migrant workshops +++ Needs of migrants employed by the Dept
to be addressed by courses and workshops.
· Callsign change +++ Airline radio callsigns to change from
Rego to flight numbers.
· Record growth for domestic airlines +++ Minister says Passenger
Kilometres and tonne kilometres at new high.
· Ferranti wins $8m simulator contract +++ Two simulators to
provide Dept's Air traffic services officers.
· Qantas now number eight +++ Qantas is now the eighth busiest
· First women ATC's close a chapter +++ First and second women
controllers Olga Tarling and Shirley Anderson reminisce
in Sydney tower. Photo.
· The Essendon bicycle brigade +++ Flying pioneers! The use of
bicycles, others follow.
· Airports head sees China role for D of A +++ Ellis Kiel
says Australian aviation expertise could assist China
· BASI photo contest winner +++ Photo of Beaver floatplane off
Pittwater by Ron Israel of Sydney.
· Computer contract to be signed soon +++ New GCN equipment to
be ordered in Oct and delivered early next year
· The Volcano watchman +++ Pat Jackson is the Dept's airways
volcano liaison officer who monitors volcanic activity
· ATC changes for Melbourne +++ Procedures altered to prevent
aircraft mistaking Essendon for Tullamarine.
· New policy for airport site rentals +++ Long term leases encouraged,
to boost commercial development and income
· Scout work wins RTO merit award +++ SA/NT radio tech Geoff
Maschmedt Scout leader wins award after 17 yrs
· SAR training +++ Training for GA operators by the Safety Council
of Australia should be completed in October.
· Secretary gives assurances on FAC transfers +++ Sec Freeland
says Dept will identify those staff affected.
· D of A forum seeks higher profile +++ Consultative Council
promotes it's activities and more seeks participation
· Vocational award winner retires +++ Flo Johnson retires
from Flight standards branch WA after 16 yrs Dept service
· Liens legislation +++ Statutory liens taken out on 15 aircraft
because of unpaid Navigation charges.
· Transport Canada man here for domestic aviation +++ John
Connell a policy adviser to study Australia's system.
· Minister helps to resolve a Chinese puzzle +++ Minister acts
to provide interpreter to assist flying training of Chinese pilots in
agricultural flying. Photo.
· Forty years at the 'Top End' +++ Cyril McGorey Airport
Director Darwin, retires.
· Strong named new TAA head +++ Mr James Strong replaces
Frank Ball as general manager.
· Students see the real D of A +++ Adelaide high school students
hosted by Dept officers see a variety of activities.
· Qantas, JAL agree on new services +++ Three new direct services
will begin next year between Japan and Australia.
· Airline performance up for the third year in a row +++ report
tabled in parliament shows 6.7% growth in activity.
· New policy on D of A examinations +++ Approved outside organisations
and individuals to supervise exams
· Committee seeks greater accord +++ New committee to seek better
communication between the Dept and GA
· D of A provides lead in 21st Century Technology +++ Satellite
comms, MLS and home computer use to come.
· Mt Isa wins for D of A +++ D of A teams win in indoor cricket
and table tennis.
· D of A exhibit attracts 100,000 +++ Dept's display at the Royal
Melbourne Show featured new airport master plan.
· PWC hearing for Sydney ITB +++ Parliamentary Public Works committee
to consider Sydney International Terminal Building upgrade.
· New weekly Tas-NZ service +++ Qantas and Air New Zealand agree
to direct Hobart - Auckland service.
· Brian's labour of love makes old like new +++ Brian Chadwick
restores vintage aircraft at Bankstown airport.
· Conference looks at problems in aviation medicine +++ Largest
gathering of Aviation medical examiners in Perth
· SA/NT appeal for Aviation relics +++ SA/NT Div of Historical
society concerned about lack of relics in SA
· All set for G1000 +++ Dept purchases it's sixth G1000.
· Melbourne and Sydney courses offer fearless flying +++ Women
Pilots Association run courses for nervous passengers.
· Two appointed to ERDA review +++ Prof Gordon Mills and
Mr Ted Butcher join the review of Economic Regulation of the
Domestic Aviation Industry.
· Adelaide skies busy for historic Grand Prix +++ Dept coordinates
large increase in air traffic for first motor Grand Prix in Adelaide.
· Ground Controller +++ Air traffic controllers also assisted
with Grand Prix area ground traffic as marshals.
· Australian survey confirms safety record +++ 1983 survey of
accidents confirms high level of aviation safety in Aus.
· Queensland best in TAI carnival +++ QLD win the Shane Paltridge
Shield for best overall performance.
· New fire link in SA/NT +++ Improved communication between Airport
and other civilian fire agencies
· Expertise and vigilance combine to make flying safer +++ Dept
engineer Bob Douglas assists in investigation of accident to
a Britten Norman Islander in PNG
· Australia seen overseas as advanced aviation country +++Secretary
Freeland describes overseas tour of Aviation regulators and their
· D of A engineering skills on display +++ D of A exhibit in
Canberra during Professional Engineers Week.
· Casino opened for Jet operations +++ Minister Morris
opens Casino airport NSW for jet F28 operations.
· SAR training programme ends first phase +++ 241 GA personnel
have received SAR related flight training.
· Air accident figures down +++ Decrease of 22% compared to same
period in previous three years.
· Aviation regulation views aired at seminar +++ Bureau of transport
Economics host conference in Canberra attended by senior management
from Dept's, aviation industry, unions.
· New equipment for Albury +++ Installation and relocation of
navigation aids at Albury Airport.
· Conference charges electrical men for challenges in the 1990's
+++ Heads of D of A electrical Facilities sections meet in Canberra.
· Inaugural Aviation Journalism awards honour Print, TV feature
work +++ Lady Anderson presents the inaugural journalism awards
named after Sir Donald
· New Secretary +++ Mr Rae Taylor replaces Mr Colin
Freeland as Secretary of the Dept.
· Replacement sought by TAA for 727;'s, DC 9's +++ TAA seeks
government approval to purchase nine A320's
· Firemen remember with plaque +++ Plaque in New Brisbane Airport
Fire Station honours RFFS dead members
· Noel and family face PNG task +++ Noel Moore goes to
PNG as Assistant Secretary Technical Assistance team
· It's new faces time at AVINEWS +++ Dept Bi-monthly news video
gets new presenter Mel Dunn
· John roped in to Help publicise Suggestion scheme +++ Canberra
airport groundsman John Mills invents 'Hang glider simulator'
to publicise the staff suggestion scheme
· 'Hot shot' from Darwin +++ Darwin Firefighter David Matthews
finishes a notable second in national competition.
· Engineer home from Manila +++ Engineer John Pashen returns
home after 2yrs as an ICAO adviser in the Philippines.
· Louie flies in to Canberra AGM +++ Humorous description of
the launch of Roger Meyer's book on Aeradio in Australia.
· Biggest staff idea payout goes to Qld +++ Three radio Tech
officers design radar simulator.
· Cocos darts players 'Scotch' opposition +++ D of A's Cocos
team win in WA competition .
· Satellite technology is here as $127m AUSSAT contract signed
+++ Remote area Comms to be enhanced.
· Satellite first for Ron in Darwin +++ Darwin Flight Service
officer Ron Jaques receives first flight plan filed via phone
through satellite comms.
· Interviewing veterans to record history +++ Long serving departmental
officers are being interviewed for posterity.
· Series of booklets on Aviation +++ Historical society is producing
a series of booklets on Australia's Civil Aviation History.
· Jetstream 31 is TAA choice for Western Qld +++ Three Jetstream
31 turboprops will replace F27's on W Qld routes.
· Quality by Qantas gains services Maintenance award +++ Minister
Beazley presents Qantas with the 1985 Australian Defence Industry
Quality and Achievement award for excellent work in RAAF maintenance
· Early operators the stars in new historical booklet +++ 'Aeradio
in Australia' by Roger Meyer is about Aeradio as a service to
civil aviation in Australia.
· Death of veteran of 1934 Air Race +++ Owen Cathcart-Jones
dies aged 85 in California. He flew with the late Ken Waller
in a DH Comet to 4th place.
· Aviation burden on taxpayer to ease over decade - Minister
+++ Full cost recovery to be achieved over next decade.
· Video promotes aviation safety +++ Video for low time GA pilots
highlights human factors.
· They're grunting and sweating at Parafield +++ Staff gymnasium
built at Parafield through staff efforts and Dept assistance.
· E.E.O. network established by D of A +++ An Informal network
of Equal Opportunity contact officers is set up.
· Perth to stage IFE conference +++ WA branch of Institution
of Fire Engineers to host conference and exhibition.
· Minister launches inwards duty free shopping +++ Minister
Morris Launches new duty free facility at Sydney Airport on May1st
· Promotion exercise a success +++ Stuart McGee architect
of the Joint Selection Committee for promotions, chairs the first such
· From woe to go in 58 minutes +++ ATC coordinates rescue for
downed aircraft crew leading to rescue in 58 mins.
· Coming and going +++ Photo. Outgoing Secretary Freeland
and incoming Secretary Taylor with Mel Dunn
· Air Controller goes to war +++ Edward Carroll participates
in exercise 'Pitch Black' in realistic scenario.
· WA Director retires +++ Paul Jones retires having joined
in 1938 as a clerk with time out for war service and university.
· Disability book hailed +++ Minister Morris helps to
launch booklet 'Australian Airport Facilities for the disabled'
· Ultralight odyssey +++ English woman Eve Jackson sets
out to fly an ultralight to Australia.
· D of A gets it's feet wet +++ Qld SAR personnel get wet in
an army LCM (photo)
· Qld aviation spurred on +++ Minister Morris visits facilities
in Qld including the new Brisbane control tower.
· "Southern Cross" prepares to fly again +++ Modern
replica of Kingsford Smith's aircraft under construction
· Students get pointers +++ TAFE students visit D of A's Canberra
· Ulli becomes land bound +++ Experienced sailor Ulli Tuisk
is an Airports engineer
· Pioneer launches race +++ The CSR Hinkler Bi-Centennial Air
Race is launched by Mrs Lorres Bonney, Aviatrix.
· Brisbane terminal adequate +++ Minister Morris says
the Brisbane International terminal is adequate for the present.
· Charlwood award to
Townsville man +++ Qld ATC man Gary Laing is the ATC trainee
of the year.
· Women in aviation booklet released +++ "The Girls were
up there too" a booklet tracing the role of women in Australian
aviation is released by D of A.
· EEO survey +++ A public service wide survey of equal opportunity
will take place in June, July and August.
· IYY Awards to trainees and Apprentices +++ D of A organised
competitive youth awards for outstanding contributions and achievements
by D of A trainees and apprentices.
· Minister promises facilities +++ "Facilities where they
are needed" promised at opening of new Wagga airport
· Tickets with a tale to tell +++ Roger Meyer describes
the finding of old airline tickets.
· Four safety seminars held for pilots +++ GA pilots in NSW benefit
from pilot awareness seminars held by D of A
· Canberra RFFS gets accolade +++ Canberra RFFS presented with
Award of merit for 1985 by Minister Morris
· Standards develop for Airships +++ D of A Flight Standards
personnel review overseas practices and research.
· Qantas high with Aussie wines +++ Qantas wins award from British
Sunday times for wines of quality.
· Red Crane endangered +++ JAL's Red Crane symbol eliminated
as airline seeks new image.
· Solicitors open at Bankstown +++ Emil J Ford and Co. Solicitors
open an office at Bankstown airport.
· Minister switches on the GCN +++ The new Departmental General
Computing Network is commissioned.
· First typing manual launched +++ The Dept's manual outlines
style and layout of major correspondence.
· What the GCN means to you +++ Explanation of the network and
how it will service the individual.
· The Hi-tech behind GCN +++ Explanation of how the technology
used builds the network
· Security man hits 'Lax' claims +++ Dept spokesman Gareth
Morgan refutes media claims of lax airport security.
· Ron abandons ships to win Regional award +++ Ron Vandenberg
Ex RAN Submariner wins Youth award as Departmental trainee aeronautical
· An old Bristol gets a new home +++ Bristol Freighter VH-ADL
moves from Essendon to Deniliquin museum (photo)
· Flying farmers face fines +++ Pilots Crop dusting from unapproved
ultralight aircraft will be fined up to $2500
· Author succeeds twice over +++ Sheila Mann launches
her book "The girls were up there too" in Canberra
· Aircraft at major sporting fixtures +++ America's Cup yachting
challenge in WA sees major aircraft activity.
· Bundaberg Terminal the Cat's meow +++ Minister opens new terminal
and meets airport mascot cat Cherokee
· People pose perils +++ Eve Jackson British ultralight
pilot encounters theft and anti aircraft fire enroute to Australia.
· TAA banks on home-grown image +++ Airline engages advertising
agency to revamp image
· D of A makes things 'Norm'-al +++ Cairns Sen. Tech. Norm
Janz repairs hurricane damage in the Solomons
· Dollar saver coming +++ New, UK built, cheap light aircraft
the ARV Super 2 to apply for Australian C of A
· Advanced simulators +++ Ansett to acquire Boeing 737-300 and
Airbus A320-20 simulators for Melbourne base
· Darwin's safe sound +++ Darwin Flight Service HF transmission
picked up at Hopen Is in the Arctic Ocean
· Foot sore slogger downed in exercise +++ Byron Sullivan
Airways engineer takes part in Army reserve exercise
· More TAA Perth flights scheduled +++ Trans continental flight
frequency up from 30 to 37 each way
· Sydney runway, terminal works under way +++ $37.7m facelift
for airport begins
· Two D of A winners +++ Keith Harmsworth and Noel
Clothier win professional awards.
· Matches ban +++ Ansett, TAA and East West airlines ban book
matches as dangerous goods
· Hi-tech against high terror +++ New technology to detect modern
weapons and explosives
· 11 commandments for safe flying +++ Written by Controllers
at Jandakot tower WA
· Freight policy success +++ Charter flights carry fresh and
primary produce to overseas market in prime condition
· Papers to be released +++ Independent Air fares Committee releases
discussion papers on airline efficiency etc
· Tas. Satellites installed +++ Two satellite dishes installed
at Devonport as part of the Dept's nationwide communications update
· Perth gets bigger and better airport terminal +++ New International
terminal and Control Tower (Photo)
· FAC - a vital new force in aviation +++ Federal Airports Corporation
to improve industry's efficiency and service
· People +++ Edward "Booker" Schneekloth retires
as groundsman at Normanton.
· Top gun ATC's go bush +++ New ATC facility at Coffs Harbour
starts with four very experienced officers
· ATO's vigilance saves aircraft +++ Frank "Squizzy"
Taylor reported a blown tyre on a B727 taxying out.
· Mental Mr Fix-it +++ Qld staff counsellor Tony Petcopoulos
provides help and guidance to staff with problems
· Department Doctor wins British aviation medicine prize +++
Dr Adrian Zentner tops RAF course (Photo)
· 5,000th Boeing rolls out +++ Boeing celebrates production of
5,000 commercial jet airliner at Seattle
· Lasers in Airport +++ London Heathrow airport to pioneer laser
scan sorting of baggage
· Pioneers honoured +++ Tasmania's aviation pioneers will have
roads named after them on Hobart airport
· Ban smoking call +++ US National Academy of Sciences recommends
the banning of in-flight smoking
· D of A helps Pope's tour +++ Air transport liaison officer
Ray Ruming to facilitate the progress of the Pope's aircraft
· On the SAR frontline +++ Description of the bases and operations
of the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA)
· FAC staff get employment assurances +++ D of A staff to be
offered employment with the FAC
· Messages in a flash +++ High speed data transmission on the
AFTN Via computers (Dataflash)
· New aviation college +++ Proposal for a new college to be built
· Adventurous careers end +++ Bruce Coombes and Kevin
Parsons retire. They both worked in exotic and hazardous places
installing landing sites and communications facilities
· Bandits descend on DCA offices +++ Thieves raid DCA offices
in Madang PNG at gunpoint
· D of A "must keep pace" - Minister +++ Minister
Morris presents awards to RFFS personnel and warns of economies
· Pacific time machine +++ New air service from Sydney to the
Cook Is crosses the International dateline 4 times in 2 days
· The terms they are a-changing +++ Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
to be replaced by UTC (Co-Ordinated Universal Time)
· D of A staff levels' dramatic fall +++ Staff levels have fallen
by 1,194 to 9,984 in three years.
· Sydney KSA's past and present +++ History of Sydney airport
"From Bullocks to Boeings" by Jennifer Gall launched
by Minister Morris at the airport
· Tridents are coming +++ 22 highly advanced rescue and fire
fighting vehicles to come into service
· Shoot for the stars +++ AVINEWS searches for new presenters
· AA boom +++ Australian Airlines establishes sales offices in
the USA to attract tourist traffic
· Ansett in Asia +++ Ansett airfreight to operate charters around
Asia and Vietnam
· Obituary +++ James Harper founder of the Accident Investigation
Branch died recently and has been honoured by the Vic/Tas branch of
the Historical society
· Organisational chart of Senior management
to read Part 1 - 1981-2,
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Part 4 - 1987
Index compiled by Brian Surtees, CAHS
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