Plane

Woods Airways which was run by pioneer aviator Jimmy Wood, operated the Perth to Rottnest service from about 1948 with two war-surplus RAAF Avro Anson aircraft.The service closed in 1961 after concerns about the safety of the ageing aircraft and recurring conflict with the Department of Civil Aviation over minor infringements of regulations. In 14 years of operations, it had made more than 13,000 crossings.

When: 1960