Aviator Extraordinary
The Sidney Cotton Story

as told to Ralph Barker

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This very rare book is in very good condition

One bookshop in Australia has their copy of this rare book on sale for $450.00 and another two much higher.

"The Amazing Mr. Cotton"  - The Sunday Times

"The story of a famous Queenslander: Airman - Inventor ... He helped win the War with a Camera"  - Telegraph

"Magnificent Elizabethan"  - Sydney Sunday Telegraph

Sidney Cotton was born in 1894 in Queensland Australia. He became an inventor, photographer and aviation and photography pioneer. He was responsible for developing a method of early colour film and photographic reconnaissance which was used before and during WWII.

During WW1 he came to Britain and joined the Royal Naval Air Service.  After only five hours solo flying, he qualified as a combat pilot and flew patrols of the English Channel. He went on to participate in night bombing raids over France and Germany with Nos 3 and 5 Wings. His experience with high level and low-temperature flying led Cotton in 1917 to develop the revolutionary new "Sidcot" flying suit, which solved the problem pilots had in keeping warm in the cockpit.

Hard Cover book, 297 pages, with 7 pages of Index

Book is in very good condition

Only one owner!! Me.

 

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