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  • The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia: Pioneering commitment, courage and success

    by Sheryl Persson

    The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, founded in 1928, was the first comprehensive aerial medical organisation in the world and today, 80 years later, continues to provide emergency and primary healthcare, as well as assistance with communication and education, to people who live, work and travel in regional and remote Australia. THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE OF AUSTRALIA is a record of ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370

    by Florence de Changy

    ‘People often say that non-fiction books read like fast-moving thrillers, but this one genuinely does… This is a splendid book – and highly recommended.’ Daily MailA remarkable piece of investigative journalism into one of the most pervasive and troubling mysteries of recent memory.01:20am, 8 March 2014.Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 239 passengers, disappeared into the night, never to be ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Bringing Columbia Home

    The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

    by Michael D. Leinbach and 3 more

    Voted the Best Space Book of 2018 by the Space HipstersThe dramatic inside story of the epic search and recovery operation after the Columbia space shuttle disaster.On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation’s eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center was a ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Seaplanes along the Inside Passage

    The Highs and Lows of a Modern Bush Pilot

    by Gerry Bruder

    What is it about Alaska that can make a young journalist from the East Coast abandon his career and become a bush pilot? Bruder’s fascinating first person account answers that question and lets the reader share his experiences as he becomes seasoned as a seaplane pilot flying the rugged terrain of Western Washington, British Columbia, and Southeast Alaska. The life of a bush pilot in southeast ... Read more

    $14.40 AUD

  • Sully

    My Search for What Really Matters

    by Captain Chesley B Sullenberger III and 1 more

    Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Last Explorer

    Hubert Wilkins, Australia's Unknown Hero

    by Simon Nasht

    ‘A superb book – every Australian should read it.’ - Dick SmithThe gripping story of one of the greatest explorers of the 20th Century.Hubert Wilkins was truly the last - and one of the greatest - explorers. And much more than that.Born in South Australia, he spent much of his life outside the country - but always remained an Australian.He travelled through every continent and was a pioneer of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Stuka Pilot

    by Hans Ulrich Rudel

    Autobiography of World War Two Luftwaffe pilot Hans Ulrich Rudel, the most highly decorated German serviceman of WW2, and the only one to be awarded the Third Reich’s most prestigious medal which was specially created for Rudel by Hitler himself, the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. Shot down over 24 times, Hans Rudel is credited with destroying over ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • No Man's Land

    the untold story of automation and QF72

    by Kevin Sullivan

    A gripping account of how a major air disaster was averted, by the captain and former Top Gun pilotInstinctively, 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 experience in a commercial airliner ...On routine flight ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Jack Knudsen Northrop: Aviation Pioneer And His Flying Wing

    by Daniel Alef

    Famed aviation pioneer Donald Douglas once said "Every airplane flying today has some Jack Northrop in it." Northrop was an aviation genius who was more interested in developing new technology than selling airplanes or making a fortune. The Northrop story is the story of American aviation history; he worked with the Loughead brothers (who changed their name to Lockheed) and Donald Douglas ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson: From Skunk Works To The Edge Of Space

    by Daniel Alef

    Kelly Johnson designed the Blackbird, a plane that flew non-stop from London to Los Angeles in less than four hours, outracing the sun and landing four hours before it had taken off, a remarkable feat--and this was more than 35 years ago. Johnson was the innovative genius behind Lockheed's "Skunk Works," and played a leading role in the development of more than forty aircraft, including some of ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Nicky Barr, An Australian Air Ace

    A story of courage and adventure

    by Peter Dornan

    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 immediately signed-up to become a fighter pilot in the RAAF and ... Read more

    $16.71 AUD

  • Highest Duty

    My Search for What Really Matters

    by Jeffrey Zaslow and 1 more

    Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Taking to the Skies

    Daredevils, heroes and hijackings, great Australian flying stories

    by Jim Eames

    So how do you test drive a Jumbo? And why did a future 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 ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • The Right Stuff

    by Tom Wolfe and 1 more

    A wonderful novel and perfect book club choice, The Right Stuff is a wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's early space programme.WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY'What is it,' asks Tom Wolfe, 'that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?' Arrogance? Stupidity? Courage? Or, simply, that quality we call ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • West With The Night

    by Beryl Markham

    series Virago Modern Classics #269
    WEST WITH THE NIGHT appeared on 13 bestseller lists on first publication in 1942. It tells the spellbinding story of Beryl Markham -- aviator, racehorse trainer, fascinating beauty -and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and 30s.Markham was taken to Kenya at the age of four. As an adult she was befriended by Denys Finch-Hatton, the big-game hunter of OUT OF AFRICA fame, who took her flying in his ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Letters from Amelia

    by Jean L. Backus

    Letters from Amelia began with the discovery of four neglected cardboard boxes in an attic in Berkeley, California. Inside were more than 100 revealing letters the legendary pilot wrote to her beloved mother. The first was a four-year-old's thank-you note. The last, three short lines, was written just prior to her final 1937 flight when she vanished into a Pacific mist of conjecture. Fitted ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Aviation in Australia: From the barnstorming pioneers to the airlines of today

    by Jill Blee

    The idea of flying like the birds in the sky was a fantasy until the men of science began unlocking the mysteries of the universe in the 15th century. Innovation was then needed but by the end of the first decade of the twentieth century men and machines were taking to the air successfully in Europe, America and Australia. War had an enormous impact on aircraft development. Aircraft quickly became ... Read more

    $4.54 AUD

  • 35 Miles from Shore

    The Ditching and Rescue of ALM Flight 980

    by Emilio Corsetti III

    On May 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with 57 passengers and a crew of six departed from New York's JFK International Airport en route to the tropical island of St. Maarten, but four hours and 34 minutes later the flight ended in the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It was, and remains, the only open-water ditching of a commercial jet. The subsequent rescue of survivors took nearly three hours and ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • The Polish 'Few'

    Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain

    by Peter Sikora

    They came to fight for freedom and their country, they came to fight Germans. Men of the Polish Air Force, who had escaped first to France and then to Britain, to fly alongside the Royal Air Force just as Fighter Command faced its greatest challenge the Battle of Britain.Many of the Polish airmen joined existing RAF squadrons. The Poles also formed their own squadrons, but only four became ... Read more

    $27.27 AUD

  • Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am

    by Robert Gandt

    Originally published by Wm. Morrow in 1995, SKYGODS is the story of Pan American World Airways from its meteoric ascent to its plunge to extinction. Pan Am blazed the way across the world's oceans with its magnificent Clipper ships, launched the first international jet service, was the first to fly the behemoth 747, was the lead customer for America's SST and the Concorde, and was even taking ... Read more

    $5.00 AUD

  • The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    by Sylvia Wrigley

    Malaysia Airlines flight 370 departed from Kuala Lumpur airport shortly after midnight, full of passengers flying to Beijing. Half an hour later, the greatest mystery in aviation history had begun.Though most of us will board an aircraft at some point in our lives, we know little about how they work and the procedures surrounding their operation. It is that mystery that makes the loss of MH370 so ... Read more

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  • Kelly

    More Than My Share of It All

    by Clarence L. Johnson

    Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson led the design of such crucial aircraft as the P-38 and Constellation, but he will be more remembered for the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes. His extraordinary leadership of the Lockheed “Skunk Works” cemented his reputation as a legendary figure in American aerospace management.From the Trade Paperback edition. ... Read more

    $27.05 AUD

  • Arrival of Eagles

    Luftwaffe Landings in Britain 1939–1945

    by Andy Saunders and 1 more

    A fascinating look at German planes that wound up in British territory during World War II, with photos.During the Second World War, a great many Luftwaffe aircraft arrived in the United Kingdom or its coastal waters, but, as with the famous flight of Rudolf Hess, not all of them through “conventional” combat circumstances. Some got lost; others were brought by defectors; some were lured through ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Flying on Instinct: Canada's Bush Pilot Pioneers

    Canada's Bush Pilot Pioneers

    by L.D. Cross

    series Amazing Stories
    They were nicknamed Snow Eagle, Flying Knight, Bush Angel, Punch, Doc and Wop. They worked in open cockpits and flew through cold, snow and fog without the benefit of radios, maps or weather reports. They flew over the Barrens, frozen lakes, boreal forests and mountain ranges by dead reckoning and line of sight. They landed on makeshift runways, glaciers, muskeg, tundra and glassy lakes. Comrades ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD