Voyage of the Southern Sun: An Amazing Solo Journey Around the World
by Michael Smith
Editor: Black Inc.
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“The blue of the sky dreaming of Walter Mitty, the wealth of Phileas Fogg and – dare I say it- M’s overconfidence and friendlinessToad in a flying machineSurely, these literary figures were the source of inspiration for such an adventure.A wonderful exploit and wonderfully said’ -AJMackinnon, author of Jack de Crow’s The Improbable Journey’Great Aussie spirit in a good old, adventure pants seat – a remarkable journey that traces the golden age of aviation, for the Southern Sun and Michael Smith, who is very lucky to be aliveMichael Smith’s Dick Smith University of Abandonment built a multi-million dollar company to fit out movie theaters around the world, before the restoration of Melbourne Sun Theatre and become one of the countries of the last independent cinema operatorsAfter a bad affair, and shaken by how much he had come to be annihilated, Smith took even more risks of becoming the first person to fly solo around the world in an amphibious plane, retracing the entire year 1938, Qantas, Imperial and Pan Am boat flying the routes between Sydney, Southampton and New YorkWith little flying experience, no team support and only the basic instruments in his tiny single engine, flying boat, the Southern Sun, Smith risked his life to make it modern aviation historyHis adventures include an unexpected wish by the Special Branch on his arrival in the UK, a near-death experience, while leaving Greenland, and a way to Mississippi, landing on the river and sleeping on the sand banks at nightHe made eighty stops on his flight around the world, exploring cities and communities, as well as visiting some seventy movie theatersAll along Smith Road was updated from his online journal, acclaimed by over 50,000 followersSmith’s flight history lasted seven months, and took him from Australia to East Timor, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, D
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