BOOK REVIEW: The Man Who Saved Smithy

Australians love the story of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, the man whose name is immortalised at Sydney airport. To many, he was simply "Smithy", a larrikin with a cheeky grin and a zest for living, famed for his 1928 crossing from California to Brisbane in his three-engined Fokker, the Southern Cross. It was an immense distance, and over water … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Man Who Saved Smithy

The Man Who Saved Smithy, by Rick Searle coming 1st August 2015

Here is a little 'turn up for the books' * (unintended pun 🙂 ) . . . *(definition for my non-English-native speaking followers, according to Cambridge online: a surprising or unexpected event). I know many of my followers are avid followers of all things to do with flying machines and those intrepid pioneers of the air … Continue reading The Man Who Saved Smithy, by Rick Searle coming 1st August 2015