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9781922265852

Wings of Gold

The Story of Australian Pilots and Observers Who Trained with the UnitedStates Navy 1966-1968 Author: Trevor Rieck, Jack McCaffrie and Jed Hart Code: 58821 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 286 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/02/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Flying from an aircraft carrier is one of the most difficult things to do in all of aviation. This is the story of a group of young Australians who joined the Royal Australian Navy to take up that challenge in the mid-1960s.
9781922265722

An Interesting Point

A History of Military, Aviation at Point Cook Author: Campbell-Wright, Steve Code: 58820 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Hardback / 252 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/02/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Point Cook has helped to shape modern Australia. Near Melbourne on the shore of Port Phillip, it has been the location for a significant number of the country’s aviation ‘firsts’.

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No Man's Land

The Untold Story of Automation and QF72 Author: Sullivan, Kevin Code: 56743 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ABC BOOKS Published date: 21/05/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A gripping account of how a major air disaster was averted, by the captain and former Top Gun pilot Instinctively, I release my pressure on the sidestick. Out of my subconscious, a survival technique from a previous life emerges: Neutralise! I'm not in control so I must neutralise controls. I never imagined I'd use this part of my military ......
9781760294274

Charles Ulm

The untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers Author: Searle, Rick Code: 57635 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 25/07/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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.
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Killer Caldwell

Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot Author: Watson, Jeffrey Code: 49569 Price: AU $16.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 08/08/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Clive 'Killer' Caldwell was a natural and brilliant pilot, a superb shot, and a born leader. He saw action against the Germans, Italians and Japanese, and remains Australia's greatest ever fighter pilot - this is his definitive biography. Now part of the HACHETTE MILITARY COLLECTION.
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Taking Flight

Lores Bonney's Extraordinary Flying Career Author: Alexander, Kristen Code: 38411 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 280 pages Published date: 01/03/2016 Availability: Sold Out
From her first taste of the air when she joined Bert Hinkler in the cockpit for a joy ride in 1928, Lores Bonney was hooked. With her aviation licence and the support of her husband, she took to the Australian and international skies and braved the challenge of long-distance flying. In 1931 Lores broke the Australian record for the longest one-day ......
9781742588148

Leading Edge

Innovation, Technology and People in Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Ser Author: Langford, Stephen Code: 38412 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 380 pages Published date: 01/03/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The advent of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the 1930s was a testimony to Australian innovation and ingenuity. Much as been written about the early history of this iconic organisation, adapting aircraft and pedal radios to meet the needs of people in vast remote areas. In this book, Dr Stephen Langford, the Service's longest serving medico, ......
9781760113407

The Man Who Saved Smithy

Author: Rick Searle Code: 38041 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/12/2015 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 ......
9781627873376

Fly Over Down Under

Australian Adventures by Single-Engine Airplane Author: Cabot, Michelee Morgan Code: 38123 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 230 pages Publisher: WHEATMARK Published date: 15/10/2015 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Green ants that defend their tree by attacking anyone who touches it...a mysterious lava-tube cave with hikers' flashlights floating like fireflies down into its blackness...fruit bats noisily lobbing mangos onto your cabin's tin roof. The beauties -- and dangers -- of the crocodile-infested Kakadu National Park. A crash landing at a remote island ......
9781627872713

Fly Over Down Under

Australian Adventures by Single-Engine Airplane Author: Michelee Morgan Cabot Code: 37589 Price: AU $19.95 Format: Paperback / 230 pages Publisher: WHEATMARK Published date: 15/07/2015 Availability: Please contact us for availability
In this colorful and remarkable book, written by a colorful and remarkable woman pilot, you'll find the most enjoyable way to discover Australia -- by flying a light airplane to its places of greatest interest while watching the exotic landscape unroll beneath you. Vistas of giant paisley patterned earth, caused by underlying salt strata. Stunning ......
9781627873017

Fly Over Down Under

Australian Adventures by Single-Engine Airplane Author: Michelee Morgan Cabot Code: 37588 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 230 pages Publisher: WHEATMARK Published date: 15/07/2015 Availability: Please contact us for availability
In this colorful and remarkable book, written by a colorful and remarkable woman pilot, you'll find the most enjoyable way to discover Australia -- by flying a light airplane to its places of greatest interest while watching the exotic landscape unroll beneath you. Vistas of giant paisley patterned earth, caused by underlying salt strata. Stunning ......
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Mayday: How Warring Egos Forced Qantas off Course

Author: Matt O'Sullivan Code: 37095 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback Published date: 28/01/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Power-plays, public spats, strategic blunders, betrayal and revenge: the fall of Qantas has more intrigue and drama than any in-flight movie. How did a national icon become a national liability? Founded in 1920 by two WWI pilots and a grazier, the Flying Kangaroo is one of the oldest and most respected airlines in the world. Famous for never ......

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The Sky is Not the Limit

Author: Matt & Lyall, David Hall Code: 26007 Price: AU $32.95 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 01/07/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The action-packed true story of Australia's very own top gun pilot, Matt Hall. "I would sit there at the controls and think: I'm going to go left, and I can. I want to go right, and I will. I don't have to follow the road. I don't have to follow rules. I don't have to ask anyone - I can go left when I want, I can go right when I want. I had ......
9781742611174

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

Author: Richard Champion de Crespigny Code: 25682 Price: AU $34.95 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 ......
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Australian International Airshow - Avalon 2011 DVD

Author: Chevron Code: 24215 Price: AU $36.95 Format: DVD / 120 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Sold Out
Producer's notes: Every two years, something very special occurs in the skies above Avalon in Victoria - the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition - popularly known as simply the Avalon Airshow. The 2011 show was particularly special as it celebrated some significant anniversaries. Firstly, the 90th anniversary of ......
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Fleet Air Arm Helicopters Since 1943

Author: Lee Howard Code: 24534 Price: AU $109.95 Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: AIR-BRITAIN (HISTORIANS) Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher's notes: Fleet Air Arm helicopters have seen action in Korea, Malaya, Suez, Borneo, Northern Ireland, the Falklands, Beirut, Turkey, Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan.They have provided vital Search and Rescue, humanitarian relief, counter-terrorist, counter-narcotic and anti-piracy roles both at home and abroad ever since ......
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Qantas: From the Outback to the World DVD

Author: Chevron Code: 24058 Price: AU $34.95 Format: DVD / 46 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Producer's notes: Released to celebrate 90 years of Qantas, the story of Qantas is a vivid and authentic account of the 90-year history of Australia's most enduring legend. Affectionately known as the world's most experienced airline the history of Qantas is one 90 years in the making. Qantas was conceived by Lieutenants Wilmot Hudson Fysh ......
9781458727619

My God! Its a Woman

The Inspiring Story of Australias Pioneering Aviatrix Author: Bird, Nancy Code: 47500 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 344 pages Published date: 11/01/2011 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Nancy Bird's training began in 1933, at the age of seventeen, in Sydney, where she was one of Charles Kingsford Smith's first pupils. Despite many obstacles -- including being too small to reach an aeroplane's controls without the aid of cushions -- Nancy was determined to fly, and in 1935, she became the youngest Australian woman to get a ......
9781920800543

From Controversy to Cutting Edge - History of F-111 in Aust. Service

Author: Mark Lax Code: 24234 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: DEPT OF DEFENCE(AIR POWER DEV Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Sold Out
Publisher's Notes: The F-111 is unique among the aircraft that the Royal Australian Air Force has operated throughout its history. Never before has one type had such a profound impact not only on the RAAF, but upon Australia’s strategic policy outlook. From the moment it was ordered, however, the F-111 would be shrouded in controversy. Cost ......
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A Flying Life - John Duigan and the First Australian Aeroplane

Author: David Crotty Code: 23521 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH BOOKS DISTRIBUTION Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Publisher's Notes: The flying career of John Robertson Duigan spanned just a decade from 1908 to 1918. 100 years ago he built and successfully flew the first aeroplane made in Australia using only photographs, journal articles and an unreliable textbook as his guides. He was the first Australian to fly a powered Australian-made aeroplane in ......
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The Ships That Flew DVD

Author: Chevron Code: 22519 Price: AU $34.95 Format: DVD / 47 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Producer's notes: This Screen Australia cinematic gem examines the last days of the Sandringham flying boat service which ran from Sydney to Lord Howe Island until 1974. The film also pays tribute to the golden era and romance of the flying boats from World War 2 and the 1950s and uses historic footage to trace their importance in war, ......
9781741755008

The Forgotten Few - No. 77 RAAF Squadron in Korea 1950-1953

Author: Doug Hurst Code: 24124 Price: AU $32.95 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: BROOKLANDS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Sold Out
In June 1950, No 77 Squadron RAAF was in Japan, packed up and ready to go home. Instead, they went to Korea, flying Mustang fighters as part of a UN force aiding South Korea fight invading communists from the north. Early flights helped hold the crucial Pusan Perimeter, after which they moved north to fight both the enemy and the deep cold of ......
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 ......
9781741145298

Nicky Barr - An Australian Air Ace

Author: Peter Dornan Code: 24122 Price: AU $28.95 Format: Paperback / 312 pages Publisher: BROOKLANDS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Nicky Barr never deliberately sought danger or adventure, but when confronted with it he had the courage to face it and survive. In 1939, at the age of 23, Nicky Barr was chosen to represent Australia in the international rugby world tour. The day after the squad arrived in England, war was declared and the tour was cancelled. Nicky ......
9780733325519

New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories

Author: Bill "Swampy" Marsh Code: 23626 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Sold Out
Publisher's Notes: 'Where's your thumb?' the doctor asked the injured ringer. 'Oh, we stuck it over there on the gatepost, fer safe keepin'.' And just as the doctor turned around to the gatepost, he saw a crow heading skyward, thumb and all. So I don't know how the ringer actually lost his thumb in the first place, but it had certainly ......
9781742370729

Fire in the Sky - The Australian Flying Corps in the First World War

Author: Mike Molkentin Code: 24127 Price: AU $37.95 Format: Paperback / 424 pages Publisher: BROOKLANDS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Sold Out
I half rolled, and there before my eyes was as perfect a target as I had ever seen in my life. A pressure of a thumb, a short burst, a puff of smoke, a flash of flame, a hole on the clouds-and it was over.' Lieutenant Robert McKenzie, No. 2 Squadron Australian Flying Corps. When the First World War began in August 1914, aeroplanes were a ......
9781741757767

Jack Davenport - Beaufighter Leader

Author: Kristen Alexander Code: 21973 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: BROOKLANDS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Publisher's Notes: Revealing biography of an Australian airforce hero of the Second World War who displayed great courage and integrity - both under fire and in civilian life. Description 'We all need heroes to look up to and to emulate.' - Sir Arvi Parbo AC Blending sound research with enlightening anecdotes, Jack Davenport, ......
9781741147056

Clive Caldwell - Air Ace

Author: Kristen Alexander Code: 21974 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher's Notes: A celebration of the astounding military achievements of Group Captain Clive 'Killer' Caldwell, Australia's top scoring fighter pilot during the Second World War. Description 'His courage, determination, skill and his undoubtedly outstanding ability as a leader are an inspiration to his wing and worthy of the highest ......
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Australian International Airshow (Avalon) 2009 DVD - Towards Tomorrow

Author: Chevron Code: 21368 Price: AU $34.95 Format: DVD / 100 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Sold Out

This DVD highlights breath taking displays by three times world aerobatic champion, Russian Nikolay Timofeev and bran storming American Kent Pietsch.Experience their routines first hand, courtesy of cameras mounted inside and outside their stunt planes. 

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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: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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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The Shape of Things to Come DVD

Author: Jeff Watson Code: 20755 Price: AU $34.95 Format: DVD Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
New shapes are appearing in Australian skies. Jeff Watson looks at the A380 Super Jumbo, its rival the Boeing 787, the Brazilian Embraer E-170 mini-jet, Boeing FA18 Super Hornet, Wedgetail AWACS aircraft, C17 Globemaster, Lockheed Martin F35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter and even an unmanned spyplane.
9781906502263

Tally Ho!

From the Battle of Britain to the Defence of Darwin Author: R.W. Foster Code: 24226 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Available. Please contact us for availability details
Publisher's Notes: Bob Foster is a well known figure at book and print signings in many parts of the UK. Although recognized as a Battle of Britain veteran, little is known of his life, or the details of his war service with the RAF. Persuaded to tell his story to air historian and well established aviation author Norman Franks, the result is ......
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Southend to Longreach - The Return of the 707 DVD

Author: Jeff Watson Code: 20639 Price: AU $36.95 Format: DVD / 45 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2007 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
In December 2006 Qantas’s very first jet airliner flew into Sydney after a flight of 14,382 nautical miles from Southend-on-Sea in England. The Boeing 707-138 VH-EBA first flew in 1959 and had ended its days in England where it was to be scrapped. A team of retired Qantas engineers led by Peter Elliott decided that the aircraft would fly home ......
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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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Spitfire Over Australia & Ghost Squadron (2 Disc) DVD Set

Author: Jeff Watson Code: 20636 Price: AU $34.95 Format: DVD / 65 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2006 Availability: Sold Out
When Colin Pay acquired the spitfire in 1982 it had no engine. The film shows how he laboriously rebuilt the aircraft from a corroded hulk into a superbly restored flying machine. The film has some of the best air to air colour footage ever shot of a Spitfire in Australia.There’s also rare archive film showing Spitfires at Darwin in 1943 The ideal ......
9781904943341

Australian Hawk Over the Western Front: Biography of Major R.S.Dallas

Author: Adrian Hellwig Code: 33578 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 20/06/2006 Availability: Sold Out
Major Roderick Dallas is Australias leading air ace of all time and, with fifty victories, also one of the highest-scoring Commonwealth aces. Even so, until this excellently researched volume, there has never been a full biography of this exceptional pilot, whose fighting career spanned from 1916 to 1918. Flying Nieuport Scouts, Triplanes and ......
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