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Qantas : The Flying Kangaroo

100 Years of... Author: Montagnana-Wallace, Neil Code: 61030 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date: 01/08/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

No symbol better conveys the intrepid spirit of Australia than the flying kangaroo. Whether it’s glimpsed on a red-eye flight to an interstate business meeting, before leaving for adventure or holidays, or when longing to return home, that sweep of red defines air travel in Australia.

Qantas has always been about ......


Many a Close Run Thing

From jet fighter pilot to airline captain Author: Enright, Tom Code: 56774 Price: AU $27.74 (was AU $36.99) Format: Paperback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date: 17/07/2019 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
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 ......

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: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

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 ......


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 to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.

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 ......


Bert Hinkler: The Most Daring Man In The World

Author: Grantlee Kieza Code: 25492 Price: AU $32.95 Format: Paperback / 480 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
He's all but been lost from history but once upon a time, Bert Hinkler, a small, unprepossessing man from Bundaberg was feted as one of the most daring aviators in the world. Mussolini's favourite pilot, Hinkler was an adventurer who along with early pioneers flew single handed across countries, continents and oceans - often with nothing more than ......

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: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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 ......

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: Sorry, this is no longer available
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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