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Politics and Travel – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 17th, 2012 · No Comments · Politics

Bjelke-Petersen described flying as the “best relaxation apart from being home”:

“You know when you get into a cockpit and get absorbed in all the instruments and takeoff and so on, it’s a tremendous feeling of relief just as you leave the ground to know that there’s no telephone, and to know that you’re right out of all the traffic and the hassles of traffic. That’s the feeling that I get in flying… We have our own aircraft, our own airstrip, as probably you know, at home and my children are used to flying. They grew up with me flying aeroplanes as I did down the years. It made no difference to my four children to get into an aeroplane or into a motorcar…

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