BOOKS

The Flying Kangaroo

Jim Eames

RRP: £16.99

1 September 2016

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760113551

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 very much a part of the Australian psyche.