Sir Robert Norman
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The genesis of the company was 2 January 1951 in dramatic
circumsstances when Tiger Moth biplane rescured the dangerously
ill wife of an outback cattleman from the couple's floodbound property.
The mercy flight, which vividly diisplayed the dependance of country people
on the airoplane during the wet season, resulted in an agreement to form
an airline with better aircraft. The resulting frienship between the pilot Bob Norman
and grazier Bev Anning, was instrumental in the company's formation, and their association
culminated in the first commercial charter flight almost six months later, on 23 June 1951.
Captain Robert Norman's Newsletter Feb & Mar 1962