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The flying kangaroo : great untold stories of QANTAS ... the heroic, the hilarious and the sometimes just plain strange / Jim Eames.

By: Eames, Jim.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, New South Wales : Allen & Unwin, 2018Copyright date: ©2015Description: viii, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760632397; 1760632392.Subject(s): Qantas Airways | Airlines -- Australia -- Anecdotes | Airlines -- Australia -- HistoryDDC classification: 387.706594 Summary: 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 made Qantas the safest airline in the world, the special demands of flying VIPs, the hazards of overseas postings, and the ever present dangers of the skies. But above all, these are the stories of how a uniquely Australian style shaped the best airline in the English-speaking world. Generous and richly told, The Flying Kangaroo is a warm-hearted reminder why Qantas remains such an important part of the Australian psyche.
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Brings to full and rich life the extraordinary characters, events and challenges that have made Qantas an Australian icon.

Originally published: 2015.

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 made Qantas the safest airline in the world, the special demands of flying VIPs, the hazards of overseas postings, and the ever present dangers of the skies. But above all, these are the stories of how a uniquely Australian style shaped the best airline in the English-speaking world. Generous and richly told, The Flying Kangaroo is a warm-hearted reminder why Qantas remains such an important part of the Australian psyche.