A Pilot’s Log Book

By Greg Blackmore In 1965 I started flying lessons with Schutt Aircraft Flying Academy at Grovedale airfield, just out of Geelong in Victoria. This was during my first year at Marcus Oldham Agricultural College and I progressed through to my first Solo flight in October that year at about 8 hours flying time. In April … Continue reading A Pilot’s Log Book

Why They Called Him “Sundown”

This song of John Williamson brings back memories of the Mt Isa based pilots for the North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCo) during the peak of the BTEC Scheme in the 1970's. Mt Isa at Sundown In 1973 the Federal Labor Government had cut existing subsidies on far-western routes for mail services and air freight. The … Continue reading Why They Called Him “Sundown”