Finished with Engines by Colin Lock

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Finished With Engines

by Colin Lock

Qantas longhaul flight engineers 1941 – 2009

When QANTAS’ last Boeing 747-338 VH-EBV departed Sydney on 20 January 2009, a 67-year association between QANTAS and flight engineers departed with it. This book recalls the story of that sometimes difficult association and gives details of all the men who proudly wore the purple and gold epaulettes in those years.

Although primarily concerned with the rise and demise of the flight engineer’s position within QANTAS, a substantial amount of QANTAS history is covered in the book. Also included are short biographies on each of the 500 flight engineers who flew with QANTAS.

The book has 360 A4 pages with 60 mainly B&W images, and includes an index.

To order a copy, contact the author via email on or write to ‘Book’ PO Box 1, Cronulla, NSW, 2230. The book retails for A$25 plus P&H.

ISBN-10 0646581562

ISBN-13 978-0646581569