Bush Pilots Airways

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Known As: BPA

Full Name: Bush Pilots Airways Pty Ltd

Country: Australia

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Brief History


Bush Pilots Airways was formed in 1951 and operated in Queensland, Australia until 1988. One of its first aircraft was a De Haviland DH-90 "Dragonfly" registered as VH-AAD. This was purchased from Adastra Airways Ltd in Sydney in 1951 and flown to Cairns, Queensland by Bush Pilots founder Bob Norman.

In May 1972 Bush Pilots absorbed Queensland Pacific Airways Ltd, taking over its DC-3 aircraft.

In 1978 Bush Pilots Airways changed their name to BPA. On the 1 December 1981 BPA became Air Queensland.

The Air Queensland name ceased to exist on 30 April 1988, after being absorbed by Australian Airlines (formerly Trans Australia Airlines, later Qantas). The last General Manager was Ron Entsch.

BPA operated Douglas DC3 aircraft and Swearingen Metroliners. Operations were largely in Queensland, Australia.

A typical run involved stops in regional cities between Brisbane and Townsville, such as Maroochydore, Maryborough, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, and Mackay

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