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Call of the Kyeema

Publication date
0 9751289 4 9
$20.00 rrp
Doug Whitfield
276 pages
PB, Dimensions 208 x 146
Tangee Publishing
April 2005
Aviation history/ general interest

 In 1938 a silver Douglas DC2 called Kyeema crashed into Mount Dandenong killing all fourteen passengers onboard, the following inquiry laid fault at navigational aids and administrative failures, but what it really signalled was that rudimentary technology was really to blame. 

Fast forward 67 years and the effects of this significant disaster are still causing ripples throughout the aviation world, it revolutionised aviation safety, influenced pilots and one in particular called Doug Whitfield. 

Doug’s compilation of stories mixes his own personal experiences with those of the people he has met throughout a prolific 35 year period, giving us an exclusive, entertaining, and truly exciting insight into a unique era of aviation in Australia and Papua New Guinea.


Doug Whitfield’s burning passion for aviation began at an early age, flying gliders at sixteen and after training for a private pilot licence he commenced his first solo flight at the Darwin Aero Club in 1971. His career in the aviation industry can only be described as stellar, from a charter pilot, air traffic controller, air force and army officer, airport manager to a search and rescue officer, Doug has experienced nearly everything the industry has to offer.

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Doug Whitfield

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