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The Resource Charles Ulm : the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers, Rick Searle

Charles Ulm : the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers, Rick Searle

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Charles Ulm : the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers
Title
Charles Ulm
Title remainder
the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers
Statement of responsibility
Rick Searle
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Ulm and Charles Kingsford Smith were two of the most important pioneers of Australian aviation. Together they succeeded in a number of recordbreaking flights that made them instant celebrities around the world, notably the first ever transPacific flight, then setting up Australian National Airways in late 1928. Smithy was the face of the airline, happier in the cockpit or in front of an audience than in the boardroom; Ulm was in his element as managing director. Smithy had the charisma and public acclaim, Ulm the tenacity and organisational skills. In 1932, Kingsford Smith received a knighthood for his services to flying; Ulm did not. Setbacks and tragedies followed, as Ulm tried to develop the embryonic Australian airline industry. ANA was at first successful, but a catastrophic crash and the increasing bite of the Great Depression forced it into bankruptcy in 1933. Desperate to drum up support for a new airline, Ulm's final flight was meant to demonstrate the potential for a regular transPacific passenger service. Somewhere between San Francisco and Hawaii his plane, Stella Australis, disappeared. No trace of the plane or crew was ever found. In the years since his death, attention has focused more and more on Smithy, leaving Ulm neglected and overshadowed. In this essential biography, Rick Searle shows that while Ulm lacked Smithy's prowess as an aviator, he was his superior as a visionary, and a driving force behind the growth of modern global air travel. His untimely death robbed Australia of a huge talent
Biography type
individual biography
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Searle, Rick
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ulm, C. T. P.
  • Australian National Airways
  • Air pilots
  • Aeronautics
Target audience
adult
Label
Charles Ulm : the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers, Rick Searle
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2295052
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760294274
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Charles Ulm : the untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers, Rick Searle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2295052
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760294274
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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