Aug 11, 2019

In Tropical Skies by Tony McGrath A History of Aviation Christmas Island & Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Just released, ‘In Tropical Skies’, a book by yours truly on the history of commercial aviation to Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories: Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island!
The islands' aviation history is largely synched with Perth's aviation history as their only mainland air ink over the years.
The decades hold interesting tales about aviation to these islands during wars, changes of sovereignty and other geopolitical events. By the early 1950s, Cocos Islands were a vital, mid-ocean air junction between four continents, and Christmas Island was served by occasional RAF Sunderland Flying Boats from Singapore.
Lots and lots more written about…since 1939... and compelling reading for Australian aviation enthusiasts and historians!
For more info, please see the ‘In Tropical Skies’ Facebook site at which incudes some sample pages. Further info can also be found on my website Both sites have links for online purchase of the book, if interested.

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