Stanley Brogden who reported aviation in Australia for more than half a century has died in Melbourne aged 94.

Stanley grew up in a world where aviation arrived before radio for our parents and grand parents. He knew many of the early adventurers and entrepreneurs of aviation. He saw them change the world, and from the 50s through to the 80s wrote about the political and public policy issues with clarity, accuracy and authority.

He wrote more about the machinations of aviation than its machines. Stanley didn’t like flying.

His remarkable career and his times are perfectly captured in his obituary in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald today.  Good bye Stanley, blue skies.

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