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Hustling Hinkler Darryl Dymock

Hustling Hinkler

Darryl Dymock

Published August 2013
ISBN : 9780733629839
Paperback
352 pages
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Part adventure, part mystery and part tragedy, HUSTLING HINKLER is the unforgettable true story of Bert Hinklers astonishing life.Herbert John Louis Hinkler was a working-class lad, born in Bundaberg, Queensland, in 1892. He became a decorated airMorePart adventure, part mystery and part tragedy, HUSTLING HINKLER is the unforgettable true story of Bert Hinklers astonishing life.Herbert John Louis Hinkler was a working-class lad, born in Bundaberg, Queensland, in 1892. He became a decorated air gunner in World War I, before achieving his pilots wings in the RAF. Combining formidable flying skills with a genius for invention, he became famous for his death-defying aviation triumphs. In 1928 he thrilled the world with the first solo flight from England to Australia, and another across the South Atlantic in 1931.Yet behind this publicly feted hero was a complex person who had a mixed-up romantic life and 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, Berts pioneering attempts came to an abrupt end on 7 January 1933, while attempting another solo flight from England to Australia. He left behind three grieving women and a remarkable picture of a man with a single-minded passion for flying.