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In Western Skies: A lookback at WA’s aviation history

Harvey Deegan

Perth aviation writer Tony McGrath has just released his new book “In Western Skies” which is a 300 page history of WA Aviation.

It covers all ‘airlines’ (excludes charter, freight etc) that have operated here over the past 100 years, kicking off with Western Australian Airways (Norman Brearley), the oldest operated airline in Australia that commenced between Geraldton-Derby in 1921. It continues featuring over 100 airlines including MMA (Horrie Miller), Airlines (WA) Ltd (Charles Snook), Woods Airways (Jimmy Woods), Skywest, Skipper Aviation, Australian National Airlines (Ivan Holyman), Qantas (Hudson Fysh), TAA (Lester Brain), Ansett (Reg Ansett), East-West Airlines, Compass, Jetstar, Ozjet, plus 34 overseas airlines. The book concludes with a few other WA aviation facts including the history of Perth Airport.

Copies of the book can be purchased via  www.tony-mcgrath.com 

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Harvey Deegan
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