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Taking Flight : Lores Bonney's Extraordinary Flying Career  - Kristen Alexander

Taking Flight

Lores Bonney's Extraordinary Flying Career

Paperback Published: 1st March 2016
ISBN: 9780642278869
Number Of Pages: 280

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From her first taste of the air when she joined Bert Hinkler in the cockpit for a joy ride in 1928, Lores Bonney was hooked. With her aviation licence and the support of her husband, she took to the Australian and international skies and braved the challenge of long-distance flying. In 1931 Lores broke the Australian record for the longest one-day flight by a woman; the following year she became the first woman to circumnavigate mainland Australia by air. Australia wasn’t enough for Lores so she was in the air again in 1933 in a bid to become the first woman to fly from Australia to England. Four years later she undertook her last long distance expedition, the first solo flight from Australia to Cape Town, South Africa.

Drawing on diary extracts, published recollections, interviews, documents and newspaper accounts now found in the National Library’s collection, Taking Flight celebrates this audacious pilot’s aerial accomplishments.

About the Author

Kristen Alexander, author of Clive Caldwell Air Ace and Jack Davenport Beaufighter Leader. On writing biography. Writing biography is a challenge. The intimacy is engrossing and the responsibility to accurately record a person's life within the historical context is overwhelming.

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ISBN: 9780642278869
ISBN-10: 0642278865
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st March 2016
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 1.23

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