Bringing Connie Home
Gary Squire's long-awaited story of the HARS Connie is now available. Gary has been intimately involved in the project from the beginning, so he is the ideal person to write this compelling story. The book is A5 size with 137 pages and includes many previously unpublished photographs in colour and black and white. Several colour profiles of "Connie" in her various incarnations were prepared by noted aviation artist Juanita Franzi specially for the book. The author describes in great detail the search for the aeroplane, its acquisition, its restoration and culminates in its triumphant arrival in Sydney. As an active participant in the project, Gary is able to convey to the reader all the trials, tribulations and disappointments which would have defeated a less dedicated team. This is not just the story of an aeroplane, albeit a very special one. It is the story of the people who realised the long-held dream of generations of Australians who love beautiful aeroplanes. Appendices include reproductions of the various official documents which facilitated Connie's historic flight to Australia. There are also technical specifications and a listing of all Connies currently flying worldwide. If you are interested in Connies, this book will not disappoint. "Bringing Connie Home" is highly recommended.
Proceeds from the sale of the book go towards Connie's upkeep.
AU$25.00 plus AU$4.00 packing and postage.