in-western-skies_cover_fronIn Western Skies

by Tony McGrath

(2020 New), 300pp, $46.99 (+ POST) or $17.95 (PDF copy)

"Am pleased to advise this superbly researched book has just been released. It contains the histories of over a hundred airlines that have operated to Western Australia over the past century to date, together with supplementary information.

Read these exciting background histories, together with WA's earliest endeavours to fly, starting with the first hot air balloon taking off at the Albion Hotel in Cottesloe in 1891.

The book describes the background histories of all Western Australian carriers, including West Australian Airways (Australia's oldest airline), MacRobertson Miller Airlines, Airlines (WA) Ltd, Woods Airlines, Skywest Airlines, and carriers that have flown to WA such as Australian National Airways, Connair, Qantas, TAA, Ansett, East-West Airlines, Compass Airlines, Virgin Australia, Rex, South African Airways, BOAC and all other carriers that have ever operated to WA, leading up to this year's failed bid by China Eastern Airlines. Over ONE HUNDRED AIRLINES are featured.

The book concludes with information on Perth's old airstrips and aerodromes (incl. Langley Park, South Perth Aerodrome, Maylands Aerodrome, West Subiaco Aerodrome and the Qantas Marine Air Base) and today's Perth Airport, and other supplementary information such as the Diamonds Dakota shot down by the Japanese near Broome, the German Atlantis aviators, stranded in the Kimberley and the domestic pilots dispute.

This 300 page / 180,000 word book will not disappoint!"

RRP - $46.99 (plus postage) or $17.95 (pdf copy)

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