SkymasterAmana Douglas DC 4

1950 National Airways Douglas DC-4

The ‘Amana’, June 1950. The aircraft crashed in bushland near York, Western Australia, burning on impact, with 28 people dying instantly (there was one survivor who later died from his injuries). Macarthur Job covered the accident in the September-October issue of ‘Flight Safety Australia’ magazine.

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Dr Sue Burdekin

Life member of Safeskies from 2020

Most recently, Dr Sue Burdekin was the Aviation Program Coordinator in ADFA’s School of Engineering and Information Technology. She is a highly credentialled academic and researcher in human factors; and has been a senior lecturer in human factors and aviation safety since 2001. She has had experience in GA management and is a commercial pilot. She is a committee member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a member of the European Association for Aviation Psychology, the Australian Aviation Psychology Association, the International Society of Air Safety Investigation, the Australian Women Pilots’ Association (a former state president), and a former board member of Safeskies.

She and her partner, Dr Robert (Rob) Lee, were regular speakers at Safeskies, bringing their wide-ranging and considerable human factors expertise to the conferences.