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9781922488008

Royal Australian Air Force History - 1921-1996

3-Volume Set Author: Clark, Dr. Chris Code: 60692 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Paperback / 2034 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 16/03/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This three-book box set brings together the three official histories produced by the Royal Australian Air Force since 1991, covering three distinct periods of its history since its inception in 1921. The first of these titles, The Third Brother, was written by Dr Chris Clark and originally published in 1991. It explores the story of the RAAF in ......
9781760529390

Speed Kings

Australia and New Zealand's Quest to Win the Indy 500, the World'sGreatest Motor Race Author: Smailes John Code: 59947 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 376 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 03/11/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Seventeen have tried and two have succeeded: Scott Dixon in 2008 and Will Power in 2018. Rupert Jeffkins, Australias original speed king, entered the first Indy 500 and on his second attempt in 1912 came within five kilometres of victory. 

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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
9780733339745

No Man's Land

The Untold Story of Automation and QF72 Author: Sullivan, Kevin Code: 56743 Price: AU $27.99 (was 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.
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: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

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 ......

9780733639142

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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
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.
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 ......
9780670078370

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 ......

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 ......
9780851303048

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 ......
9781741759013

Whispering Death - Australian Airmen in the Pacific War

Author: Mark Johnston Code: 24590 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 536 pages Published date: 11/01/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: Powerful, authoritative and provocative, this is the first one-volume history of the RAAF's immense conflict with Japan. In Whispering Death, Mark Johnston, one of Australia's leading experts on World War II, explains vividly how more than 130,000 Australian airmen fought Japan from the Pacific War's first hours in 1941 ......
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 ......
9780330424080

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 ......
9781864470178

The Forgotten Giant of Australian Aviation

Author: Peter Yule Code: 25361 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 318 pages Publisher: DENNIS JONES & ASSOCIATES Published date: 01/07/2001 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Jacket notes: In 1945-46 an Australian airline flew the longest internal route mileage of any airline in the world. In that year it carried nine times more passengers than its closest competitor. This airline had a fleet of more than thirty aircraft, including five new DC-4s, and had almost four thousand employees. Its engineering department ......
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