Taking To The Skies: Daredevils, heros and hijakers, Australian flying stories from the Catalina to the jumbo

Taking To The Skies Daredevils heros and hijakers Australian flying stories from the Catalina to the jumbo So how do you test drive a jumbo And why did a 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 Australi

  • Title: Taking To The Skies: Daredevils, heros and hijakers, Australian flying stories from the Catalina to the jumbo
  • Author: Jim Eames
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • So how do you test drive a jumbo And why did a 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, faSo how do you test drive a jumbo And why did a 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 which were Australia s only aviation link to the UK during world war 2 and that of Qantas s record breaking non stop flight across the world And what of the long forgotten hijacks and the dramas of the Darwin airlifts after Cyclone Tracy Entertaining, nostalgic and very readable, the stories Jim tells will certainly make you want to take to the skies.

    One thought on “Taking To The Skies: Daredevils, heros and hijakers, Australian flying stories from the Catalina to the jumbo”

    1. If you have an interest in aviation this is a great read with some interesting stories, many of which I'd never heard before. Highly recommended

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