Ansett to fly high in Launceston
Will Richards, the grandson of Reginald Ansett – who founded the airline company that proudly carried his name – is continuing his grandfather’s aviation legacy, in Tasmania. He is also trading airplanes for helicopters. Richards has set up a base for a helicopter training school and scenic flights at Glebe Farm, near Launceston. Ansett Aviation is due to begin operations this month. Earning his aviation stripes mustering cattle in the far north, Richards will add to his other helicopter operations at Broome, in northern Western Australia, and Gladstone, in central Queensland. The new venture is a boost not only for the aviation industry, but also local tourism. Ansett Aviation manager, Michael Douglas, told The Examiner: “The new base here in Launceston offers flight training for both private and commercial licenses and also scenic joy flights and air charters.” Reginald Ansett established Ansett Airlines in 1935, with the company flying high for 66 years.
12 September 2018, Edition 198