Completed. Premiered on The History Channel Australia 10 July 2011. International & free to air rights available.
The inspiring true story of an Australian icon…Qantas. From it’s humble beginnings in outback Queensland, the story of Australia’s national airline is told through the six key planes that marked the turning points in Aviation and Australian history:
The Avro 504k was the first plane bought by Qantas in 1921.
The Short C, Empire Flying Boats brought international air travel and air mail to Australia in the late 1930′s.
The Lockheed Constellation set the standard for post war airliners.
The Boeing 707 introduced the world to jet travel in the 1960′s.
The 747 jumbo-jet opened up international air travel to the masses in the 70′s and 80′s.
The Airbus A380 paves the way for 21st Century travel.
Through the story of these six planes unfolds the history of one of the world’s best known airlines and the pioneering spirit of the nation behind it.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: The Film Bakery Pty Ltd
DIRECTOR/EDITOR: Clara Chong
PRODUCER: Ben Allan
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Matt Carroll OBE
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Trevor Allan & Dean Vince
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Paul Winn
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Meredith Calthorpe & Lynette Smith
LEGALS: Andrew Dawson
SPECIAL THANKS: Michael Piquemal, Lewis Pullen, Christine Matthies, Kazuko Minamoto-Cho, Nadine Le Moenic, Christine Genzberger, Jeremy Allan, Veronica & Phillip D’Cunha, Justin Burford, Amanda Vince, Jamie Lee, Brett Morris & Justin Dery
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DVDs are available to purchase from the official website.