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TBM-Legend
12th Nov 2018, 10:36
Former Ansett Captain, Bruce Andrews, has just passed away. Bruce was a keen aviator and owned several aircraft including an ex-RNZAF Harvard and a magnificent Sea Fury and part owner of a B-25.

May he rest in peace...

TBM-Legend
21st Nov 2018, 05:20
A big farewell for Bruce with some 240+ attending a memorial service yesterday at the Kooyong Tennis Club...

B772
5th Dec 2018, 12:43
I have just found out Bruce has passed on. We last met and enjoyed lunch together approx. 12 months ago. Some of types Bruce flew commercially include the DC-3, DC-4, DC-9, Bristol 170, Carvair, F27, L188, B707, B727, B737, B767, B747. Position held include Training Captain, Check Captain, Assistant Fleet Manager, Fleet Manager, Chief Pilot Ansett International,
RIP Bruce

Oakape
6th Dec 2018, 04:57
One of the best I have flown with & a absolute gentleman as well.

Fris B. Fairing
8th Dec 2018, 06:55
Here is a lovely photo of Bruce Andrews in the cockpit of his glorious Sea Fury VH-HFX at Canberra on 17th March 1986.
Posted with the permission of the photographer, Bob Livingstone.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/850x547/bruce_andrews_1aad17a77a4795e20c9ca3d2b71ef8f162948307.jpg

TBM-Legend
8th Dec 2018, 12:30
Nice portrait....

B772
10th Dec 2018, 04:40
Ghosts of the Sky is a good watch

Wizofoz
10th Dec 2018, 13:08
Wow- missed this- Bruce was an awesome Piot and a great bloke. RIP.

Richard Kranium
13th Dec 2018, 09:16
Totally shocked and very sadened by the news of Bruce's passing through this forum, like yesterday I remember he did my pre-training program line check on the 767 (VH-RMG) circa 1992, what a wonderful and pleasant day it was. He was very supportive and praise on that 4 leg day up and down on the East coast, and always kept track of my progress in Ansett and gave encouragement during my career even when I gained my command. All I can say is I feel very sad by this news, and will remember Bruce with great fondness.

Stationair8
13th Dec 2018, 21:52
Had the pleasure of watching Bruce display the Sea Fury and the B25 Mitchell at various air shows.

What happened to the Sea Fury and Mitchell?

RIP.

TBM-Legend
13th Dec 2018, 23:14
The Sea Fury was sold to the late Ray Hannah in the UK and the B-25 was sold by the AWM to Yanks Air Museum at Chino, Ca