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A Flying Life: John Duigan and the First Australian Aeroplane.
Crotty, David.
ISBN: 9780980619034
Museum Victoria Melbourne 2010 
  Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear. 170 pp. Biography of John Robertson Duigan who built and successfully flew the first aeroplane made in Australia. He used photos, journal articles and an unreliable textbook as his guides. The full story of his flying career and his life has now been published for the first time. From his early years as a Melbourne schoolboy to his heroic activities as a pilot on the Western Front in WW1, his life is a story of ingenuity and independence. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28385  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Unique Flight: The Historic Aircraft Collection of the Australian War Memorial.
Nelmes, Michael.
ISBN: 9781741107685
New Holland Sydney 2009 
  Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, bottom edge & corners covers little rubbed. Heavy (1.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 352 pp. The Australian War Memorial displays its historic aircraft collection. Shows stunning photos of the aircraft in action, detailed colour scheme notes, cockpit images and stories of service. Includes stories of the people who flew and maintained the aircraft, and brings a new dimension to the wars in which they fought. Parts of the book cover the First World War, the Second World War in Europe and the Pacific, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The featured aircraft include the early types such as the Deperdussin and Albatross, the famous Lancaster 'G for George', the P-40E Kittyhawk, the Meteor jet fighter, the Canberra bomber and the Iroquois helicopter. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28841  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Air Disaster Canberra: The Plane Crash that Destroyed a Government.
Tink, Andrew.
ISBN: 9781742233574
NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press Sydney 2013 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), pictorial cover, black & white photos, minimal edgewear jacket. 309 pp. The story of the Hudson bomber carrying ten people, including three cabinet ministers, which crashed into a ridge near Canberra Airport in August, 1940. Recreates in detail one of the most tense moments in Australian history, and one that changed the course of the nation, leading the replacement of the Robert Menzies government by the John Curtin labor government in 1941. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28407  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Aircraft Recognition Illustrated with Official Silhouettes and Photographs [Penguin Special].
Saville-Sneath, R .A.
Penguin Books London 2006 
  Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white photos & drawings, minimal edgewear. 174 pp. This classic book provides a definitive catalogue of the aeroplanes, enemy and friendly, seen over British skies during the Second World War (WW2). The author set out to produce a handy classification guide, with many diagrams, a full glossary and some useful mnemonics, showing how each type of aircraft could be identified quickly and easily. This book provides a mine of information about a golden age, for anyone interested in aviation. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26373  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved.
Long, Elgen M.; Long, Marie K.
ISBN: 9781439164662
Simon & Schuster New York 1999 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, maps, minor edgewear. 320 pp. The authors have used long-lost radio messages, and spent 25 years researching her disappearance. This book simultaneously reveals the authors findings, and brings to life the primitive conditions under which earlier aviators flew. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29162  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Ansett: The Collapse.
Easdown, Geoff; Wilms, Peter.
ISBN: 0734404441
Lothian Books Melbourne 2002 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 288 pp. The story of Ansett Airlines, founded in 1936, which became (then owned by Air New Zealand) the Sydney Olympics airline in 2000. However it spectacularly went bust in September 2001. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10881  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Challenging Horizons: Qantas 1939 - 1954.
Gunn, John.
ISBN: 0702222054
University of Queensland Press Brisbane, St Lucia 1990 
  Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, inside covers toned, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. 480 pp. Second volume in the history of Qantas, Australia's national airline, including service during the Second World War (WW2). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9803  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Essex Airfields in the Second World War [WW2].
Smith, Graham.
Countryside Books Newbury, Berkshire 2000 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. 287 pp. Describes the history of operational military airfields at Essex. The effects of the war on the daily lives of the people of Essex and the constant dangers they suffered, are also detailed. This book vividly recalls the days and nights when Essex skies echoed to the roar of Hurricanes, Spitfires, Mosquitos, Marauders, Mustangs, Thunderbolts and Flying Fortresses. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20877  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fear of Flying in Civil Airline Passengers: A Manifold Phenomenon with Various Motivational Roots.
Amner, Gunilla.
ISBN: 9162823507
Department of Psychology, Lund University Lund, Sweden 1997 
  Paperback small wide octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). 121 pp. A Swedish doctoral dissertation based on data collected from two samples of fear-of-flying (FoF) participants, and based on four previously written research papers. 
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12896  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Flying Doctor.
Noonan, Michael; Hicks, R. E. (illustrator).
Hodder London 1961 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, flyleaves lightly toned, reverse side toned jacket (flap clipped, minor edgewear), edges lightly foxed, sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 192 pp. First edition. The first in a series of at least five novels about a flying doctor service in outback Australia (based on real experiences of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia). The author originated the Flying Doctor TV series. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5540  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Flynn of the Inland: Memorial Edition.
Idriess, Ion L.
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1956 
  Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), endpaper maps, last plate LOOSE at rear, minor edgewear, autograph. 244 pp. Biography of John Flynn, the missionary founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Memorial edition to mark the opening of the Flynn Church in Alice Springs in 1956. Contains the autograph of Jean B. [Baird] Flynn, secretary and wife of John Flynn. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16716  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Green Balls: The Adventures of a Night Bomber [Vintage Aviation Library].
Bewsher, Paul.
ISBN: 0947898506
Greenhill Books Hertfordshire 1986 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (minimal foxing), edges & pages lightly toned, light foxing endpapers, owner's written name front pastedown. 287 pp. This book, originally published in 1919, delightfully describes his time flying as observer in the huge Handley-Page night bombers with the RNAS. The memorable raids include one on a bridge over the River Meuse (the longest night flight on a target at that time, some 159 miles behind enemy lines), and a dramatic raid in April 1918 on Zeebruge. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26184  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Hargrave and Son: A Biography of John Fletcher Hargrave and His Son Lawrence Hargrave.
Grainger, Elena.
ISBN: 0702210773
University of Queensland Press (UQP) Brisbane, St Lucia 1978 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. 202 pp. A biography of the Australian aeronautical inventor (the man on Australia's $20 note). His father was a controversial member of parliament, and also a judge of the New South Wales Supreme Court. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10596  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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In-flight Information Whispering T-Jet Fleet Friendly Way Services: Individual Route Maps with Compliments TAA.
Trans-Australia Airlines, TAA.
Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) / Printed by The Griffin Press / Dominion Press Melbourne & Adelaide 1968 
  Paperback tall trade (170 x 270 mm), very good condition, fold-out stapled pamphlet, pocket last page with brochure, maps, colour line drawings, staples little rusted, tiny mark front cover top edge, minimal edgewear. Unnum 12 pp. An easy to read pamphlet about the history of the Australian airline which began in 1946 and ceased operations in 1994. Maps showing TAA's vast air route network in Australia including Papua New Guinea. Includes Australia from A to Z, a selection of places and geographical features. Quarantine brochure in rear pocket. (Estimated date, 1968, Trove & printers code.) 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40147  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Just Call Me Jack: The Life of Jack Hazlitt [Fabric of a Nation Series].
Hazlitt, Lesley.
ISBN: 0975151037
Lexington Avenue Press Copacabana, NSW 2004 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corner little creased front cover, minimal bumps & marks. 197 pp. A wonderful story about Jack Hazlitt. Jack was on the second landing in the Second Division at Gallipoli. He was a keen pilot and one of the first staff members with Qantas in the 1920s. Lesley met Jack when she turned 47, he was 74. They spent more than 21 happy years together. Lesley tells his amazing story. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23695  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Kampong Australia: The RAAF at Butterworth.
Radcliffe, Mathew.
ISBN: 9781742235141
NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press Sydney 2017 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small crease top edge rear cover, minor edgewear. 320 pp. This book is about the over 50,000 Australian servicemen and their families rotated through the Penang region of Malaysia (Butterworth air base) for two-year tours of duty, from 1955 until 1988. This spans the end of the British Empire and the start of the Cold War through to real engagement with Asia. This book shines a light on the complex, uneven and dynamic history of the Australian military presence in northern Malaysia and the lives of the people who lived there. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29550  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Killer Caldwell: Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot.
Watson, Jeffrey.
ISBN: 0733619290
Hodder Sydney 2005 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. 282 pp. Biography of Clive Caldwell who was a natural and brilliant pilot, a great shot and a born leader. He saw action in WW2 against the Germans, Italians and Japanese, and remains Australia's greatest ever fighter pilot. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20865  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Master of the Air: William Tunner and the Success of Military Airlift.
Slayton, Robert A.
ISBN: 9780817316921
University of Alabama Press Tuscaloosa, AL 2010 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal edgewear jacket, top corners few pages little creased. 291 pp. This is the story of General William Henry Tunner. The author gives original insights into this legendary U.S. Air Force leader. During WW2 he served in Burma. He supplied supplied West Berlin with food and supplies to survive the Soviet blockade (1948 - 49) and its hold over two million people. The airlift demonstrated the unexpected capacity of air transport in a postwar world. 
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28919  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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My God! It's a Woman (The Autobiography of Nancy Bird).
Bird, Nancy; Kennard, Gaby (foreword).
ISBN: 0207168245
Angus & Robertson / HarperCollins Sydney 1992 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, spine minimally faded, autograph (author's written dedication). 216 pp. Autobiography of Australia's remarkable pioneer female aviator. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10334  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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My God! It's a Woman: Nancy Bird: The Inspiring Story of Australia's Pioneering Aviatrix.
Bird, Nancy; Mitchell, Wally (foreword); Kennard, Gaby (foreword).
ISBN: 0732273706
HarperCollins Sydney 2002 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread. 216 pp. Autobiography of Australia's remarkable pioneer female aviator. This new updated edition in 2009 contains a foreword by the Mayor of Bourke, Wally Mitchell. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15104  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Outback Achiever: Fred McKay, Successor to Flynn of the Inland.
McKenzie, Maisie.
ISBN: 0864391951
Boolarong Press Brisbane, Moorooka 1997 
  Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour portrait frontispiece, few pages little creased top edge, minor edgewear, autograph (subject's written name title page). 213 pp. Biography of the clergyman who succeeded John Flynn as Superintendent of the Australian Inland Mission (now Frontier Services), including the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The legendary Fred McKay lived his life against the background of the vast continent of Australia. His area of responsibility covered over 3 million square kilometres, and probably he knew that whole great expanse of country, and the people within it, more intimately than any other human being. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7926  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Pressing on Regardless: The Story of the First Fifty Years of the A.C.T. Division (Inc.) of the AFC and RAAF Association, 8 August 1946 - 8 August 1996.
Grigsby, John.
John Grigsby (A. R. McLean Printing) Canberra, Gowrie 1996 
  Paperback large octavo, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, covers creased near spine, tiny scuff mark front cover, minor edgewear, label remains inside front cover, erratum slip taped in. 88 pp. About the history of the Canberra ACT division of the AFC and RAAF Association (Errata slip on p. 76. No ISBN in book.). 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23452  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Qantas by George: The Remarkable Story of George Roberts.
Byrnes, Paul; Strong, James (foreword).
ISBN: 0949284521
Watermark Press Sydney 2000 
  Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. 196 pp. Biography of the colourful engineer who joined Qantas in 1936, and therefore grew up with early Australian aviation. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 8621  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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QF32 (The Captain’s Extraordinary Account of How One of the World’s Worst Air Disasters was Averted).
De Crespigny, Richard.
ISBN: 9781742611174
Pan Macmillan Sydney 2012 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, covers little creased (mainly top corner front cover), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. 358 pp. The captain's story of landing his crippled Qantas airliner QF32 (Airbus A830, with 469 passengers on board) in November 2010, after an explosion shattered an engine just after takeoff on a flight from Singapore to Sydney. The author traces his career up until the fateful flight, and talks about what goes into the making of a top-level airline pilot, as well as his subsequent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27962  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Reshaping Australia's Aviation Landscape: The Federal Airports Corporation 1986 - 1998.
Eames, Jim.
ISBN: 1875359478
Focus Publishing Sydney, Edgecliff 1998 
  Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), text-photos with faint green-tinted background, minor edgewear jacket, minor rubbing corners & spine ends. 143 pp. The story of the rise and fall of the Federal Airports Corporation. An entertaining read, as well as an important source for scholars, academics and others seeking a factual account of one of the most dynamic periods of our aviation history. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22724  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Route Maps and Flight Information: Your Flight Souvenir with the Compliments of Trans-Australia Airlines.
Trans-Australia Airlines, TAA.
Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) / Printed by Wilke & Co. Ltd Melbourne 1966 
  Paperback tall trade (170 x 270 mm), very good condition, fold-out stapled pamphlet, maps, colour line drawings, minimal edgewear. Unnum 10 pp. An easy to read pamphlet about the Australian airline which began in 1946, and ceased operations in 1994. Includes Australia from A to Z, a selection of places and geographical features. (Estimated date, 1966, Museums Victoria, with picture.). 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40146  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Skroo the Rules: What the World's Most Productive Workplace Does Differently [Flight Centre].
Blake, Darryl.
ISBN: 1863503471
Information Australia Melbourne 2001 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear, old price marks. 212 pp. Based on interviews with Graham "Skroo" Turner, CEO and founder of the fastest growing travel company on the planet, the billion dollar success story, Flight Centre Ltd. This company has grown rapidly to become Australia's fourth largest retailer, and its 50 front-line employees have become millionaires. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9593  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Skydoctor: Based on the Adventures and Experiences of a Flying Doctor in the 1950s.
Dawson, Dr Len.
ISBN: 0646253077
Gypsy Publications Wingham, NSW 1995 
  Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, black & white illustration inside rear cover, front endpaper map, fold-out map, bottom corner tip front cover little scuffed, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. 270 pp. The author writes about his life as a rural Australian flying doctor in the 1950s. He has recorded his adventures by word, photos and memorabilia, and he has now decided to write this book to share the good and not-so-good times with others. The maps help to show the areas that were covered, and the photos show the many locations and people he visited. A fascinating book about a very important part of Australian history. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29159  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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TAA Air Atlas: Your Flight Souvenir Compliments of Trans-Australia Airlines.
Trans-Australia Airlines, TAA.
Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) / Printed by Griffin Press / Dominion Press Melbourne & Adelaide 1972 
  Paperback tall trade (170 x 270 mm), very good condition, fold-out stapled pamphlet, pocket last page with brochure, maps, colour line drawings, staples little rusted, small scuff front cover, minimal edgewear. Unnum 16 pp. An easy to read pamphlet about the history of the Australian airline which began in 1946 and ceased operations in 1994. Includes Australia from A to Z, a selection of places and geographical features. Full of useful information. Quarantine brochure in rear pocket. (Estimated date, 1972, printer code.). 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40148  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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The Defeat of Distance: Qantas 1919 - 1939.
Gunn, John.
ISBN: 0702221546
University of Queensland Press (UQP) Brisbane, St Lucia 1988 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear corners. 438 pp. First volume in the history of Qantas, Australia's national airline, which initially flew in Queensland and the Northern Territory. 
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15366  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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