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Published by E.P. Wixted in Brisbane .
Written in English

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Places:

  • Australia

Subjects:

  • Kingsford-Smith, Charles Edward, Sir, 1897-1935,
  • Kingsford-Smith, Charles Edward, -- Miscellanea,
  • Air pilots -- Australia -- Biography,
  • Scrapbooks

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Edition Notes

Other titlesSir Charles Kingsford Smith
Statementby Edward P. Wixted ; typesetting & graphics, Vynette McKenzie.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTL540.K5 W557 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 305 p. :
Number of Pages305
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL620291M
ISBN 100646280767
LC Control Number96218856
OCLC/WorldCa36443319

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The life and times of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith: an illustrated chronology. [Edward P Wixted] Charles Kingsford Smith, Sir; Charles Kingsford Smith, Sir: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Wixted. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes. The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith ( – ) Ian Mackersey Little, Brown (Time Warner Books) UK, London, (ISBN: 0 4) Paperback: Warner Books, London, (ISBN: 0 8) The definitive biography of Australia’s Greatest Aviator. Wixted, Edward P. , The life and times of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith: an illustrated chronology / by Edward P. Wixted E. Wixted Brisbane Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. Further Reading. Davis, Pedr Charles Kingsford-Smith Smithy, the World's Greatest Aviator Dee Why, Paul Hamlyn, , Summit, Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith 's June, record round Australia flight and his June, first trans-Pacific flight, San Francisco-Brisbane.

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith earned fame with the successful trans-Pacific flight from the USA to Australia. He was known to have set records and reset his own records in most of his flights. He is also remembered as an aviator who was the first to complete round-the–world expedition. Kingsford Smith was born on 9 February in Brisbane, and educated both in Australia and Canada. On his eighteenth birthday, after enjoying three years as a cadet, he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), serving at Gallipoli as a sapper and a dispatch rider in Egypt and France before transferring to the Australian Flying Corps.   Charles Kingsford Smith was the most commanding flyer of the golden age of aviation. In three short years, he broke records with his astounding and daring voyages- the first trans-Pacific flight from America to Australia, the first circumnavigation around the equator, the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland. Known to millions of Australians simply as 'Smithy', Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was one of Australia's true 20th century legends. In an era in which aviators were superstars, Smithy was among the greatest and, throughout his amazing career, his fame in Australia was matched only by that of Don Bradman/5(12).

my flying life - an authentic biography prepared under the personal supervision of and from the diaries and papers of the late sir charles kingsford-smith. kingsford-smith, sir charles, with a preface by rawson, geoffrey. About this Item: The Aviation Book Club, London, Hardcover. Condition: good condition, spine faided. Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith (February 9, - November, ), often called Charles Kingsford-Smith, or by his nickname Smithy, was the best-known early Australian aviator, completing the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flight from Australia to New. Beschreibung: The Aviation Book Club, London, Hardcover. Zustand: good condition, spine faided. Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith (February 9, - November, ), often called Charles Kingsford-Smith, or by his nickname Smithy, was the best-known early Australian aviator, completing the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flight from Australia to New. Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith, MC, AFC (9 February – 8 November ), often called by his nickname Smithy, was an early Australian aviator.. In , he made the first transpacific flight from the United States to also made the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flights between Australia and New Zealand, and the first eastward Pacific.