The Flying Bug


Hobart – Queensland: 100+ Photographs

  • Fixed Wing Pilot & Helicopter Pilot
  • Licensed Aircraft Engineer
  • Employed in many fields, including:
    • Antarctic service, National Mapping Aust-PNG
    • Ansett-ANA, HEC, Police Dept, RAN, RAAF, Army
  • Plus description of many other involvements & ‘adventures’

John became a Flight Captain, a Flight Manager, a Flight Training Officer and a Director of Bell Helicopters QLD.

Discover more about the TAHS project with Ralph King and Gwen Hardstaff to publish the dairies of Captain John Stanwix.



A Complete Diary with photographs of pioneer Tasmanian Helicopter Pilot John Elson Stanwix (1932 – 2014)

Limited Edition – 200 copies

A4 size, 198 pages

Published July 2021