Hustling Hinkler: The Short Tumultuous Life of a Trailblazing Australian Aviator ePub (Adobe DRM) download by D. R. Dymock

Hustling Hinkler: The Short Tumultuous Life of a Trailblazing Australian Aviator

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Publication date: July 2013
ISBN: 9780733629983
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Hustling Hinkler is mandatory reading for anyone who loves flight . . . a gripping story of an intrepid country boy who followed his dreams.' (Richard de Crespigny, author of multi-award winning QF32)

Part adventure, part mystery and part tragedy, Hustling Hinkler is the unforgettable true story of aviator Bert Hinkler's astonishing life.

Herbert John Louis Hinkler was a working-class lad, born in Bundaberg, Queensland, in 1892. From his earliest years, Bert was captivated by stories of flight and, inspired by the Wright brothers, build his first plane while still a teenager. Determined to make a life of adventure, he became a mechanic for a barnstorming pilot before making his way to England. At the outbreak of World War I he joined up, becoming a decorated air gunner before achieving his pilot's wings in the RAF. Ambition finally aligned with skill, and he became famous for his death-defying aviation triumphs. In 1928 he thrilled the world with his first solo flight from England to Australia, and another across the South Atlantic in 1931.

Yet behind this publicly feted hero was a complex man who struggled to find his place in the world when not in the sky. He desperately clung to his dreams, despite the odds against him. Tragically, Bert's pioneering attempts came to an abrupt end on 7 January 1933, while attempting another solo flight from England to Australia.
D. R. Dymock's insightful biography reveals the many intriguing facets of this outstanding aviator, the circumstances that led to that final, fatal flight, and the three women he left behind. Hustling Hinkler is the riveting true story of a trailblazing Australian.
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