Connellan Airways to Connair to Northern Airlines - Flight Crew List.

† Denotes killed in the line of duty


 

Addison, Paul
Joined Connair February 1975. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Aitchison, R.
Joined Northern Airlines July 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Akhurst, R.
Joined Northern Airlines August 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Alford, John
Joined Connellan Airways in 1965. Captain on DH-114s
Archer, Geoff
Left the company prior to 1965
Armstrong, John
Left the company prior to 1965 to join East West Airlines
Austin, Geoff
Joined Connair January 1979. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Back, David
Operated Cessnas out of the Maningrida base
Bailes, Howard
Captain Beech Queenaires
Barnes, Terence A. 'Terry'
First Officer DH-114s. Flew with Ansett and Ansett W.A.
Bartlett, J. D.
Resigned 1956 to join T.A.A
Bartley, Sid
Captain on Beech 18s, DH-114, endorsed on all twin and single engine types. Joined TAA 1969
Beach, Ron
Joined Northern Airlines September 1980. Transferred to coastal surveillance post 1981. Joined Northern Territory Aerial Work P/L
Beacht, Colin. 'Col'
Captain Beech 18s, Twin Bonanzas and DH-114s. Moved to Operations Department in 1973 and left company in 1975
Bennett, R.
Joined Connellan Airways September 1969. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Bessell, John
Joined Connellan Airways in 1966. Captain on DC-3s and endorsed on all types
Blaxland, Alan
Joined Connellan Airways in 1965. Captain on all single and twin engined aircraft. Left to join T.A.A. in 1967
Broadbent, Harry F. ‘Jimmy’
Ex Butler Air Transport, Ansett Airways and Trans Oceanic Airways
Brown, G.
Joined Northern Airlines October 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Calder, Stephen S. ‘Sam’
Recipient of DFC. One of Connellan's original pilots. ex NT Member of the Federal Parliament
Close, Paul
Joined Connellan Airways in 1966. Captain on singles and light twins. Joined SAATAS then Qantas
Connellan, Edward John. ‘Eddie’
Founder of Connellan Airways. Captain on DH-84 Dragons
Connellan, Roger
Eldest son of Eddie Connellan. Captain DH-114s. Check and Traning Captain. Operations Manager. Assistant General Manager. Killed when a pilot crashed an aircraft into the Connellan hangar at Alice Springs Airport in a suicide mission
Cook, G.
Joined Northern Airlines October 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Dale, G.
Joined Connair January 1979. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Davey, Christine

Joined Connellan Airways July 1963. Captain on DC-3s from 1974 and endorsed on all other types. Later flew helicopters with Lloyds Helicopters, Adelaide mainly serving the oil rigs in the Timor Sea.

Dixon, Neil
Joined Connellan Airways September 1969. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Dockley, R.
Joined Northern Airlines October 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Donnard, Roy
Joined Connellan Airways in 1965. Captain on DH-114s
Dovington, J.
Joined Connair Dercember 1978. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Dykstra, R.
Joined Northern Airlines September 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Elder, Robert. 'Bob'
Seconded as Second Officer after Cyclone Tracey
Edwards, Geoffrey A.
Captain DH-114s. Killed in the crash of VH-CLS at Cairns 23/10/1975 - aged 30
Fennamore, Wren
 
Ferrier, Clayton
Joined Connellan Airways in 1965? Captain on Beech 18s and DH-114s
Fitzgerald, Mike
Joined Connair in 1979. Initially flew Piper Navajo then transferred to DH-114s. Left in 1980 to join Qantas
Foreman, Roger
Joined Connair January 1973. Transferred to Ansett 1985
Fredricksen, David
Captain on DC-3s and endorsed on all other types
French, Lorraine
Hostess. Killed in the crash of VH-CLS at Cairns 23/10/1975
Georgetti, Timothy. 'Tim'
Joined Connellan Airways in 1966. First Officer 1973. Captain DH-114s and DC-3s, endorsed on all other types
Gillespie, Desmond A. ‘Des’
Previously with A.N.A., Guinea Airways / Airlines of South Australia. Retired to join Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA) and Freeport. Passed away 20/12/2006
Greenslade-Palmer, G.
Joined Connair October 1979. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Hall-Johnson, Dave
Joined Connellan Airways in 1969 on secondment from Qantas
Halsey, Nigel
Joined Connellan Airways as a Traffic Officer in 1965. Became a pilot and was captain on singles and light twins. Killed in the crash of Queen Air VH-CMI 20/1/1972
Hansen, J.
Joined Connair September 1969. Captain on DC-3s and DH-114s. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Harrison, Patrick. ‘Pat’
Joined Connellan Airways February 1966. Captain on DH-114s and light twins. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Hawse, S
Joined Northern Airlines September 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Hilder, James A. 'Jim'
ex MMA pilot. Senior Check and Training Captain on DC-3s
Hill, Mike
Captain on D50 and all single and light twins
Horn, D.
Joined Connair May 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Horton, Max
Joined Connellan Airways 1969 on secondment from Qantas
Hourigan, Edmund. ‘Ted’
 
Huntington, Robert
Joined Connair April 1972. First Officer on DC-3s. Transferred to Ansett 1985
Janke, Norm
Captain on all single and light twins. Resigned in 1965 to join ANSETT-MAL
Johnston, George C. ‘Colin’
Captain DH.89 Rapides. Killed in crash of DH.89 VH-UZY on 21/10/1949
Joppich, John
Joined Connellan Airways in 1969 on secondment from Qantas
Karlsborn, Tom
Seconded as Second Officer from SAATAS after Cyclone Tracey
Kellow, John P. ‘Jack’
Operated Connellan's first scheduled service on 11/7/1939
Kelman, William 'Bill'
Joined Connellan Airways 1964. Captain on all single engined aircraft
Koerfgen, Hans
Captain Beech Twin Bonanza and later DH-114s and endorsed on all other types
Knight, Max
Joined Connair October 1978. Transferred to Ansett March 1981
Kreig, Eric
Previously with T.A.A. ex F.27 Captain. General Manager
Krom, John
Joined Connellan Airways in 1969 on secondment from Qantas
Larnach, P.
Joined Northern Airlines September 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Leslie, Ian Murdoch
Joined Connellan Airways 1950. Traffic Manager. Operations Manager. General Manager. Resigned in 1961 to join Department of Civil Aviation
MacLulich, N.
Joined company March 1980; to Ansett August 1981
Macrae, B.
Joined Connellan Airways 1967. First Officer on DC-3s. First Officer on DH-114s. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Maguire, Ian S. T.
 
Mahon, R.
Joined company July 1979; to Ansett August 1981
Manley, James. ‘Jim’
Captain on singles and light twins
Mann, D.
Joined Northern Airlines July 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Marr, A.
Joined Northern Airlines October 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Matters, Robert. 'Bob'
First Officer DH-114s
McCallum, Ian
Joined Connellan Airways in 1966. Captain on singles and light twins. Left to join CASA
McClelland, P.
Joined Northern Airlines October 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
McCracken, John
Joined Connellan Airways in 1965. Captain on singles and light twins. Left the company to join East West Airlines in 1969?
McFarlane, David
Joined Connellan Airways in 1965. Captain on all singles. Left the company to join T.A.A.
McGrath, Stan
Joined Connair March 1975. Transferred to coastal surveillance post 1981
Miller, Jim
Joined Connellan Airways in 1965. Flew all singles. Left company to join Aerial Agriculture
Miller, Ronald Nevill Damian
One of the Company's original 2 pilots. ex R.A.A.F. DFC recipient. Chief Pilot
Mills, G.
Joined Connair June 1979. Transferred to coastal surveillance post 1981
Mitchell, Don
Seconded as Second Officer after Cyclone Tracey
Monkton, Bryan
Temporarily trained Connellan pilots prior to 1965
Moss, Harry
 
Mowbray, G.
Joined Connair April 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Murkin, John
Captain on DH-114s, endorsed on all single and light twins
Myers, John
Joined Connellan Airways in 1965. Captain on DC-3s. Flew all other types. Flew the first evacuation flight Darwin-Alice Springs in DC-3 VH-EWE on December 25, 1974 with Larry Olajos. Left the company to join East West Airlines in 1975
Nairn, Peter
Captain on D50s. Flew all singles and light twins
O'Donoghue, L.
Joined Northern Airlines September 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
O'Shea, Peter
Joined Connellan Airways in 1966. Captain on all singles
Ogden, Frederick. 'Fred'
 
Olajos, Larry
Joined Connellan Airways January 1966. Captain DC-3s and endorsed on all other types. Flew the first evacuation flight Darwin-Alice Springs in DC-3 VH-EWE on December 25, 1974 with John Myers. Left the company to join East West Airlines in 1975Later to Northern Territory Aerial Work and Airlines of N.S.W. and Ansett
Palmer, George
Joined Connair in 1978 and based in Darwin. Resigned to join Ansett
Parsons, Cec
 
Paul, Geoff
First Officer on DH-114s
Pedersen, J.
Joined Northern Airlines October 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Penniall, Keith
Captain on Beech 18s, DH-114s, all singles and light twins. Left the company to join TAA in 1969?
Perry, David
First Officer on DC-3s
Power, Kevin
Joined Connellan Airways in 1965. Captain on DH-114s and all other types. Left the company to join T.A.A. in 1967. Became Chief Pilot with Air Nauru
Pritchard, Colin
 
Purvis, George Henry ‘Harry’
Captain on DH-114s and endorsed on all other types. Flew with Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm. First Officer on 'Frigate Bird' with Capt P. G. Taylor on flight across Pacific Ocean. Sold Reg Ansett his original Fokker that was used to start Ansett Airways. Joined the R.A.A.F. in W.W.II and became a Captain on DC-3s.
Quick, H.
Joined Northern Airlines September 1980. Transferred to coastal surveillance post 1981
Raven, Howard
Joined Connellan Airways in 1969. First Officer on DC-3s. Left the company in 1975
Rerecich, David B. 'Barry'
Joined Connair January 1975. Transferred to coastal surveillance post 1981
Rindfleish, Mark McGregor
First Officer on DH-114s. Left the company to join Ansett
Roater, Bob
Joined Connellan Airways in 1966. Caoptain on singles and light twins. Jeft the company to join TAA
Robertson, P.
Joined Northern Airlines April 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Robinson, Bruce
Captain on singles and light twins
Robinson, Ted
Seconded as Second Officer after Cyclone Tracey
Roche, Mark
Joined Connair in 1978. Initially flew Cessnas. Established the Connair base at Numbulwar. Transferred to DH-114s. Left in 1980 to join Qantas
Rollins, Peter
 
Rosier, G.
Joined Connair May 1974. Transferred to coastal surveillance post 1981
Rutter, John
Joined Connellan Airways in 1966. Captain on singles. Left the company to join T.A.A.
Scaife, Peter
First Officer on DH-114s. Killed in crash of VH-CLS at Cairns 23/10/1975 - aged 29
Schubert, J.
Joined Connair July 1979. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Schulman, Graham
Seconded as Second Officer after Cyclone Tracey
Sellick, Kyle Bowering
Killed in crash of Gull VH-UVA 1/5/1946
Shannon, T.
Joined Connair February 1978. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Simmons, Shane
Joined Connair in 1971. First Officer on DH-114s
Spottiswood, P.
Joined Connair April 1976. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Taylor, George A.
Joined Connellan Airways 1946 as Senior Pilot. Retired 1978
Thompson, Ralph
 
Tomasetti, Derek
Joined Connellan Airways in 969 on secondment from Qantas
Trower, R.
Joined Connair April 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
van der Maas, H.
Joined Connellan Airways September 1971. Retired 1981
van Wijk, R.
Joined Northern Airlines October 1980. Transferred to coastal surveillance post 1981
Verwoord, Rick
Joined Connellan Airways in 1972. Flew Twin Bonanza and DH-114 Heron. Left the company to join Qantas in 1973
Vosbergen, E.
Joined Connair July 1975. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Washington, George
Captain on DH-114s and DC-3s
Washington, J.
Joined Connellan Airways March 196. Left August 1981 to fly helicopters
White, B.
Joined Northern Airlines July 1980. Transferred to coastal surveillance post 1981
Whittleston, D.
Joined Connair April 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Williams, John 'Darcy'
Joined Connellan Airways in 1969? Captain on all singles and light twins. Left the company to join East West Airlines in 1974
Wilson, D.
Joined Northern Airlines June 1980. Transferred to Ansett August 1981
Woods, Walter. ‘Wally’
 
Young, Glenn
 

The initial list was compiled by Gil White with amendments by Stan McGrath and Fred Niven