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The Resource Charles Ulm : the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers, Rick Searle

Charles Ulm : the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers, Rick Searle

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Charles Ulm : the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers
Title
Charles Ulm
Title remainder
the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers
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Rick Searle
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Charles Ulm
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the untold story of one of Australias greatest aviation pioneers
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eng
Summary
The untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers. Charles Ulm and Charles Kingsford Smith were two of the most important pioneers of Australian aviation. Together they succeeded in a number of record-breaking flights that made them instant celebrities around the world, notably the first ever trans-Pacific flight, then setting up Australian National Airways in late 1928. Smithy was the face of the airline, happier in the cockpit or in front of an audience than in the boardroom; Ulm was in his element as managing director. Smithy had the charisma and public acclaim, Ulm the tenacity and organisational skills. In 1932, Kingsford Smith received a knighthood for his services to flying; Ulm did not. Setbacks and tragedies followed, as Ulm tried to develop the embryonic Australian airline industry. ANA was at first successful, but a catastrophic crash and the increasing bite of the Great Depression forced it into bankruptcy in 1933. Desperate to drum up support for a new airline, Ulm's final flight was meant to demonstrate the potential for a regular trans-Pacific passenger service. Somewhere between San Francisco and Hawaii his plane, Stella Australis, disappeared. No trace of the plane or crew was ever found. In the years since his death, attention has focused more and more on Smithy, leaving Ulm neglected and overshadowed. In this essential biography, Rick Searle shows that while Ulm lacked Smithy's prowess as an aviator, he was his superior as a visionary, and a driving force behind the growth of modern global air travel. His untimely death robbed Australia of a huge talent
Summary
The definitive insight into Charles Ulm, the oft-overshadowed partner and fellow pioneer of Australian aviation Charles Kingsford Smith, whose untimely death robbed Australia of a huge talent
Biography type
individual biography
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10680366
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YDX
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Searle, Rick
Dewey number
387.70924
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Ulm, C. T. P.
  • Kingsford Smith, Charles
  • Ulm, C. T. P.
  • Kingsford Smith, Charles
  • Australian National Airways
  • Air pilots
  • Aeronautics
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adult
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the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers
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Charles Ulm : the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers, Rick Searle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062283746
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760294274
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1030601843
Label
Charles Ulm : the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers, Rick Searle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062283746
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760294274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1030601843

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