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- DescriptionSo how do you test drive a Jumbo? And why did a future civil aviation director once taxi a plane down Perth's main street to attend a ball? From the ridiculous to the downright dangerous, the story of Australian aviation is full of tales of adventure and nation building. It is also a story about tragedy and eccentric characters with wild larrikin spirits. In this surprising, fascinating and sometimes very funny collection, Jim Eames brings together the great forgotten and untold tales of Australian aviation. There are the stories of the Catalina flying boats that were Australia's only aviation link to the UK during World War II and that of Qantas' record-breaking n-stop flight across the world. And what of the long- forgotten hijacks and the dramas of the Darwin airlifts after Cyclone Tracy? Entertaining, stalgic and very readable, the stories Jim tells will certainly make you want to take to the skies.
- Author BiographyJim Eames is author of The Country Undertaker and Six Feet Under Up in Smoke. As one of Australia's first aviation writers, and former press secretary to the Minister for Aviation and former Director of Public Affairs for Qantas, he is a man who has lived and breathed aviation. He also tells a great yarn.
- Author(s)Jim Eames
- PublisherAllen & Unwin
- Date of Publication27/05/2015
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationSydney
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintAllen & Unwin
- Weight358 g
- Width128 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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- gecardo17708 Dec, 2016by
Australian aviation reading
Only of interest to aviation buffs and only to those interested in Australian aviation history.
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