Bishop Michael flew to Kalbarri to celebrate a Memorial Service at Murchison House Station to mark 100 years since two pilots, Robert Fawcett and Edward Broad, crashed and died in what was Australia's first scheduled airline service. Three planes were part of the Australian first inaugural mail run from Perth to Derby in 1921, but sadly four days into the journey, on the 5th of December, Fawcett and Broad's plane smashed into scrub near Kalbarri. Robert Fawcett, the pilot and Edward Board, the mechanic, were laid to rest in bush graves near the homestead approximately 100 metres from the crash site.

Robert Fawcett's niece, Lenore Thomas, invited Bishop Michael to lead the service on behalf of the Fawcett family and arranged for him to fly with Wendy Mann to Kalbarri. Bishop Michael was very grateful to be given the opportunity to participate and lead the memorial, as well as having the opportunity to take in the spectacular aerial views there and back, a taste of one of the last things both men would have surely witnessed before their untimely deaths.