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RIP Bevan Whitaker Noosa Air Sunstate Airlines

Old 24th Oct 2019, 07:25
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RIP Bevan Whitaker Noosa Air Sunstate Airlines

Many of you may have missed this, passed away on the 14th October

7NEWS Wide Bay - Maryborough community say goodbye to Bevan Whitaker | Facebook
22 hours ago ∑ Maryborough said bon voyage to Bevan Whitaker today, a man who left his mark on hearts and runways across the nation.

A great contributor to GA and the Regional Airlines in Aus

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Old 24th Oct 2019, 23:51
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Sad, I missed Bevan's passing. Bevan founded Sunstate Airlines, Australian Airlines (TAA) bought in and Sunstate ultimately became a Qantas subsidiary.

I think he also owned or leased Lady Elliot Island which was services by his airline Noosa Air? I seem to recall Bevan also had a car dealership?

Hard business man, good operator, great respect. And a worthy competitor.
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 05:39
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He owned a Holden dealership in Maryborough.

Lady Elliot was owned/leased (not sure) in partnership with John & Judy French, at least for part of a Bevanís association. From the mid 80ís Whittaker Air Charter serviced Lady Elliot from Bundy with Islanders, Nomad & Twotter.

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Old 25th Oct 2019, 23:17
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RIP Bevan, a Gentleman that I was fortunate to meet in the 90s. Remember his three Twotters servicing Lady Elliot from Hervey Bay.
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