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9781775541431

Many a Close Run Thing

From jet fighter pilot to airline captain Author: Enright, Tom Code: 56774 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date: 17/07/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
A New Zealand squadron leader, flying-boat captain and airliner pilot on a life of aerial adventure Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an ......
9781760632397

The Flying Kangaroo

Great Untold Stories of Qantas...the Heroic, the Hilarious and theSometimes Just Plain Strange Author: Jim Eames Code: 59377 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 24/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

From its earliest days, Qantas has attracted its fair share of unusual challenges and unique characters. These are the stories of a great airline and the people who made it, told by a man who has Qantas blood running through his veins. They are hilarious, nostalgic, heroic and sometimes even odd. They are about the brilliant risk takers who ......

9781760294045

The Man Who Saved Smithy: Fighter pilot, pioneer aviator, hero

The life of Sir Gordon Taylor GC, MC Author: Searle, Rick Code: 59381 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 27/08/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Patrick Gordon Bill Taylor was a pioneer of Australian aviation. As a fighter pilot during the First World War, he was awarded the Military Cross and discovered a life-long passion for flight and air navigation. Returning to Australia after the war, he became a close friend of Charles Kingsford Smith; they went on to form an incredible flying ......

9781742611174

QF32 - The Captain's Extraordinary Account of How Disaster was Averted

Author: Richard Champion de Crespigny Code: 25682 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: MACMILLAN DISTRIBUTN SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
On 4 November 2010, a flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife edge of being one of the world's worst air disasters. Shortly after leaving Changi Airport, an explosion shattered Engine 2 of Qantas flight QF32 – an Airbus A380, the largest and most advanced passenger plane ever built. Hundreds of pieces of shrapnel ripped through the ......
9780732288198

Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men (Softcover)

Author: Peter FitzSimons Code: 23121 Price: AU $37.95 Format: Paperback / 704 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: Known to millions of Australians simply as "Smithy", Charles Kingsford Smith was one of Australia's true twentieth-century legends. In an era in which aviators were superstars, Smithy was among the greatest. Among other achievements, Kingsford Smith was the first person to fly across the Pacific and at one point he held more ......
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Flak - True Stories from the Men Who Flew in WWII

Author: Michael Veitch Code: 24596 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 300 pages Publisher: MACMILLAN DISTRIBUTN SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: Michael Veitch's life-long obsession with the aircraft of the Second World War led him to conclude that every single person who flew, or flew in them has at least one extraordinary story to tell. With most of these veterans in their eighties, he knew that it was a matter of urgency to find them now, before their personal ......
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From North Africa to the Arakan

Author: A Peart Code: 21580 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Sold Out
The fascinating autobiography of a New Zealand fighter ace who flew Hurricanes and Spitfires against Italians, Germans and Japanese. Alan Peart is a remarkable man and tells his story well. A great read.
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The Last Plane Out of Berlin DVD

Author: Jeff Watson Code: 20757 Price: AU $34.95 Format: DVD / 58 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2006 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Producer's notes: A story of intrigue set in the last days of peace before the outbreak of World War Two. Sidney Cotton the Australian secret agent hired by the British spy network MI-6 who tried to change the course of history. A gripping documentary drama about the debonair businessman who took the Nazis for a ride, and his escape from Berlin ......
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