Captain Tony Snel with VH-IBD Charles Herman at Norfolk Island on 24 October 1977. Sadly Charles Herman passed away on 19 July 1977 although knowing that the new aeroplane would be named in his honour.Picture: Tony Snel
Captain Tony Snel is interviewed by the media with Anne Winter and Stuart Dodds behind at the Temporary International Terminal prior to operating the inaugural service by VH-IBD on 24 October 1977. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (L179)
Captains Geoff Kendall and Calvin Grady with VH-IBD. Probably at Brisbane. Date unknown. Picture: Source unknown
Beech Super King Air 200 VH-KTE with most of her pilots at Archerfield on an unknown date. Personnel are, back row left to right: Ron Green, Eddie Lumsdaine, Barry Newsham, Andre Ayton, Calvin Grady, Jed Clampett, Max Haling, Don Hutchison and John Balson. Front row, left to right: Ray Feltman, Richard Barber and Graham Syphers.Picture: Source unknown
Captain Graham Syphers at the controls of DHC-8 VH-NID. Picture: John Balson
Captain John Balson at the controls of DHC-8 VH-NID. Picture: John Balson
Eunice Browning and Graham Syphers boarding passengers at Norfolk Island. The aircraft is believed to be VH-IBC. "Eunice Browning was the long time ground handler. She met and dispatched just about every flight there for the entire life of the airline. She was a champion."
Picture & Caption: John Balson

Dinghy drill in Max Haling's pool in 1981. Picture: John Balson

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Dinghy drill in Max Haling's pool in 1981. Picture: John Balson
Lyn Syphers minding the NIA display at the Archerfield air show on 13 October 1985. Picture: John Balson

The NIA Sydney Base Christmas Party on 22 December 1985. Picture: John Balson

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John Balson, Joanne Archbold and Steve Humphries with Dash 8 VH-NID at Lord Howe Island. Picture: John Balson
The newly formed Flight Attendant Department conducted training on the aircraft in January 1990. Left to Right: Wendy Soley, Kathy Neal and Jenny Burrows with Brendon Meppem behind. Picture: Jenny Burrows

When the Flight Attendant Department was setup in January 1990 wet drills were conducted at the University of NSW.Picture: Jenny Burrows

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Flight Attendant Wendy Soley rehearsing PAs on the aircraft in January 1990.
Picture: Jenny Burrows
Flight Attendant Brendon Meppem rehearsing PAs on the aircraft in January 1990.
Picture: Jenny Burrows
F/A Wendy Soley on the Inaugural flight to Norfolk Island. Wendy is a Norfolk Islander.
Picture: Jenny Burrows
Jenny Burrows, F/A Brendon Meppem, F/A Wendy Soley and Casual F/A Karen Voget in the NIA office at Sydney. Picture: Jenny Burrows

The farewell get together for the Sydney crew after the company suspended operations. Picture: Jenny Burrows

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