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The Resource Taking to the skies : daredevils, heroes and hijackers, Australian flying stories from the Catalina to the Jumbo, Jim Eames

Taking to the skies : daredevils, heroes and hijackers, Australian flying stories from the Catalina to the Jumbo, Jim Eames

Label
Taking to the skies : daredevils, heroes and hijackers, Australian flying stories from the Catalina to the Jumbo
Title
Taking to the skies
Title remainder
daredevils, heroes and hijackers, Australian flying stories from the Catalina to the Jumbo
Statement of responsibility
Jim Eames
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, 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 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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eames, Jim
Dewey number
629.130994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pilots
  • Aeroplanes, Military
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeroplanes
  • Aeroplanes
  • Airlines
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics
Target audience
general
Label
Taking to the skies : daredevils, heroes and hijackers, Australian flying stories from the Catalina to the Jumbo, Jim Eames
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 339-340)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052173898
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 345 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743315941
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs
Label
Taking to the skies : daredevils, heroes and hijackers, Australian flying stories from the Catalina to the Jumbo, Jim Eames
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 339-340)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052173898
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 345 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743315941
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs

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