Books Written by Jim Eames


 

The Flying Kangaroo

 

... Great untold stories of Qantas ... the heroic, the hilarious and the sometimes just plain strange ...

Celebrating the extraordinary characters, events and challenges that have made Qantas an Australian icon

From its earliest days, Qantas has attracted its fair share of unique characters and unusual challenges. Jim Eames, a man who has Qantas running through his veins, brings us the stories of a great airline and the people who made it

Full of nostalgia for a company in its prime, these stories are all at once hilarious, heroic and sometimes just plain strange.

The Flying Kangaroo delves into the stories of the brilliant risk takers who made Qantas the safest airline in the world, the special demands of flying VIPs, the hazard of overseas postings and the ever present dangers of the skies. But above all, these are the stories of how an 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 our national psyche.

 

About The Author ...

Jim Eames is the author of 'The Country Undertaker', 'Six Feet Under Up In Smoke' and 'Taking To The Skies'. As one of Australia's first aviation writers, and former press secretary to the Minister for Aviation and former Director of Public Affairs for Qantas, he is a man who has lived and breathed aviation. He also tells a great yarn.

 

About The Book ...

Released: October 21, 2015 by Allen & Unwin

RRP: $29.99

EBook: Available

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Taking To The Skies

 

'Great yarns of Australian aviation from a man who lives and breathes flying'.

So how do you test drive a Jumbo? And why did a civil aviation director once taxi a plane down Perth's main street to attend a ball?

From the ridiculous to the downright dangerous, the story of Australian aviation is full of tales of adventure and nation building. It is also a story about tragedy and eccentric characters with wild larrikin spirits. In this surprising, fascinating and sometimes very funny collection, Jim Eames brings together the great forgotten and untold tales of Australian aviation.

Jim Eames explains 'This book came out of a desire to revisit events which have marked significant landmarks in Australian aviation, primarily since the Second World War. Some of these events, seen in isolation, might have been well recoginised at the time, but the recollections of them have faded over the years. Others provide a sometimes surprising insight into Australia's involvement in aviation, both domestic and international. Others still have remained largely unknown.'

About The Author ...

Jim Eames is the author of 'The Country Undertaker' and 'Six Feet Under Up In Smoke'. As one of Australia's former aviation writers, and former press secretary to the Minister for Aviation and former Director of Public Affairs for Qantas, he is a man who has lived and breathed aviation. He also tells a great yarn.

About The Book ...

To be released in early January 2014 by Allen & Unwin, it will be available in major bookshops for $29.99