Port Augusta Air Services Piper Cherokee VH-PGC in 1972, Nigel Daw.

South Australian Aviation Museum History Talks: Outback Pilot Bob Humphries

Outback Pilot Bob Humphries takes us back to the early 1970s when he was a pilot for regional airline Port Augusta Air Services. Bob’s stories involve picking up wounded and sick patients from the breadth of outback South Australia. Airstrips were often primitive and on one occasion a pilot landed on the Eyre Highway to pick up road accident victims. Other flying included passenger services to Adelaide, Port Pirie, Woomera and Kangaroo Island. Aircraft included a Cessna 402 twin, a Piper Cherokee 6 and a Britten Norman Islander.

The talk commences with a presentation in the museum meeting room, followed by a hands-on question and answer session in the museum hangar in front of a Piper Commanche.

Presented by South Australian Aviation Museum