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Author Molkentin, Michael.

Title Flying the Southern Cross : aviators Charles Ulm and Charles Kingsford Smith / Michael Molkentin
Published Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  629.13092 Mol/Fts  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 212 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 26 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: ̀Over Golden Gate 1100 feet' Take-off in San Francisco, 31 May 1928 -- Our last sight of land for 24 hours' The first day's flying, 31 May 1928 -- ̀Perfectly glorious sunset' Flying into the night, 31 May-1 June 1928 -- ̀Mauna Kea sighted!' Hawaii, 1 June 1928 -- ̀On the way and happy' Bound for Suva, 2-3 June 1928 -- ̀A rotten night ahead' Crossing the equator, 3-5 June 1928 -- ̀Looks clear ahead' Interlude in Fiji, 5-8 June 1928 -- ̀Worst 2 1/2 hours on whole flight' Pacific storm, 8-9 June 1928 -- ̀On our way home' Reception in Australia, 9-16 June 1928 -- ̀The rest is easy' The years beyond
Summary Australian aviators Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm made the first trans-Pacific flight in 1928 in an aircraft constructed largely of timber and fabric, the Southern Cross
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience General
Subject Kingsford Smith, Charles, Sir, 1897-1935.
Ulm, C. T. P. (Charles Thomas Phillippe), Kingsford-Smith, Charles, 1897-1934., 1897-1935
Ulm, C. T. P. (Charles Thomas Phillippe), 1897-1934
Ulm, C. T. P., 1897-1934
Ulm, Charles Thomas Phillippe, 1897-1934.
Southern Cross (Airplane)
Lady Southern Cross (Airplane)
Aeronautics -- Australia -- History.
Air pilots -- Australia -- Biography.
Transpacific flights Australian
Transpacific flights -- History.
Transpacific flights.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780642277466 (paperback)