In the years after World War Two, aviation became the life-blood of far north Queensland. Pilots and planes kept remote communities supplied, and helped deliver medical care. Air services could get through when the wet season closed roads. Life in those communities would have been much harder without aviation.
There are many memorable stories from those times, and I hope you can help dig up some more yarns.
In the early 50s, Neville Mitchell started a charter operation in Cairns called Mitchell Aerial Services.
M-A-S flew all over FNQ until it was taken over by Bush Pilots AIrways. Neville’s daughter Robyn and her husband Tony are putting together a family history. They’re keen to hear from anyone with Mitchell Aerial Services stories or memorabilia.
Tony was an M-A-S pilot, and Robyn remembers growing up surrounded by a wonderful bunch of aviators. Listen to Robyn & Tony talk about Mitchell Aerial Services.