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The Kiwi in Emuland Fair Dinkum

Author : Kathy Little
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The Kiwi and Emu are both flightless birds but Kathy describes herself as "The kiwi bird who does fly.' She is a grandmother who when back in her home country of New Zealand took up flying Cessna's at thirty-eight. She later moved to Western Australia and got her aerobatic endorsement and at forty-eight became Western Australia's first female licenced to fly a microlight. A microlight is also referred to as a trike. The wing is like a hang gliding wing and Kathy describes the aircraft as being like a motorbike in the sky! With her husband, Gary she towed it around Australia over a two year period, and flew in places like Kakadu looking for crocodiles! This story tells the many challenges she faced, including one frightening experience before the journey had begun! Kathy gives some insight also into some of Australia's beautiful outback country . You will agree Kathy is one gutsy lady. Kathy will be making available a second version with a lot more pictures in but of course to be expected, it will be priced at a higher price to cover the printing . The kindle version has colour photos.

The Kiwi in Emuland Fair Dinkum

Author : Kathy B. Little
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This edition has colour photos throughout the book which makes the cost higher than the version with black and white photos. The story is identical The kindle version is also identical. The book is an account of a two year journey around Australia with her microlight aircraft in tow. Kathy born in New Zealand was West Australia's first female microlight licenced pilot. She achieved this at aged forty-eight . Read about her many challenges she had on this journey. The journey was in 2001 and 2002 and began in Collie in Western Australia. The story was written while on that journey. West Australia's tv channel GWN did a news feature on Kathy when she achieved her licence and commented thats she "was one gutsy Lady!" In the story, Kathy tells it like it was . Here are two snippets from that story. ........"Get ready to hold the trainer bars, if I ask you, as I am struggling to control the bar!" I told Gary. We turned on to finals and at five hundred feet we were being bounced all over the place like a cork on the ocean. The wind- sock was pointing one way but we were being blown the opposite! We were being blown towards the trees to the right of the runway. Gary was quiet in the back. Later he told me he was shitting himself! Concentration on what I was doing took all my attention. "Fly it to the ground," my instructor had told me so many times, "should you encounter bad conditions."......... ...........everything seemed to be OK when at about one hundred and fifty above ground level there was a loud bang and the motor went dead. "What the shit!" I thought........