These products support the operation of the Tasmanian Aviation Historical Society.

The merchandise is available for collection from Hangar 17, Western Junction, Tasmania (from our supporter Launceston Distillery), or we will post them to you. Please choose either “Local Pickup” or “Postage” at the Checkout. 

Overseas Customers: Please contact us to arrange a quote for postage.


Embroidered with the TAHS Logo and Name.

Tasmanian Aviation Pioneers Cards

Tasmanian Artist Catherine Shearing has produced a set of six charcoal drawings of these aviation pioneers. 

They have been reproduced on 250gsm card with our logo and name on the reverse. Two formats are available, each pioneer on an individual card (150 x 105 mm), or all six on a larger card (210 x 100 mm).

“The Flying Bug”

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

Limited Edition – 200 copies

Published July 2021

A4 size, 198 pages

Hobart – Queensland: 100+ Photographs, many in colour

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 diaries of captain John E. Stanwix

“The Forgotten Giant of Australian Aviation”  by Peter Yule 

From the pioneering days of civil aviation in Tasmania by Victor and Ivan Holyman, the book tells the full story of Australian National Airways.

Hard cover, 317 pages.

Published by Hyland House Publishing Pty, 2001

Included with the book, is a copy  of “From Farm Boy to Airline Manager, F. Kay of ANA” by Judy Bowles, which tells the story of Fred Kay, the first General Manager of the merged Ansett-ANA