Robinson Helicopter distributor Heliflite will donate a Robinson R22 to the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre in 2022.
The Stockman's Hall of Fame in Longreach, QLD, displays the history of some of Australia’s explorers, stock workers and pastoralists, hosting one million visitors since it opened in 1988. The R22 has played a significant role in outback work and cattle mustering in Australia since the first of type arrived in the country in 1980.
“Thank you to Heliflite for donating the Robinson R22 helicopter to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame," said
Lloyd Mills, Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame CEO.
"For many years this iconic aircraft has been an essential tool for the men and women working the land."
Heliflite’s founder and Managing Director Lyndsay Edmonds described the contribution of the R22 to the Stockman’s Hall of Fame as an honour and privilege for the company to play a role in the support of the museum and the people of the outback.
The R22 to be donated has been refurbished by the Heliflite WA team and painted in the original scheme of Heliflite’s first imported R22 from 1980.
The aircraft will be road freighted from Jandakot Airport to the Stockman’s Hall of Fame in early 2022.