A former Australian air conditioning guru has died aged 86 in Adelaide, a spokeswoman for the Australian Airline Pilots Association said.
Johnson, who was based in South Australia for 20 years, died overnight from complications of pancreatic cancer.
He was based at Kepu Airfield in Adelaide’s north, the spokeswoman said.
“He was a respected member of the Pilots Australia family, an outstanding Australian and a great Australian air steward,” the association said in a statement.
“We extend our condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.”
He had been living in South Africa since 1997 and was also a lecturer at the University of Adelaide.
The association said it would “continue to support his family as best we can”.
“He will be greatly missed by all of us at the Pilotas Air Stewardship, who have worked hard to maintain a high level of service,” the statement said.