Air racing: Schneider Trophy, MacRobertson Air Race, C. W. A. Scott, Gordon Bennett Cup, 1910 London to Manchester air race

 
9781156387559: Air racing: Schneider Trophy, MacRobertson Air Race, C. W. A. Scott, Gordon Bennett Cup, 1910 London to Manchester air race
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: Schneider Trophy, MacRobertson Air Race, C. W. A. Scott, Gordon Bennett Cup, 1910 London to Manchester air race, Flight airspeed record, Rocket Racing League, Transcontinental air speed record, Ford National Reliability Air Tour, Victoria Hotel, Darwin, Bendix Trophy, King's Cup Race, Schlesinger Race, Thompson Trophy, England to Australia flight, Dole Air Race, Eduardo Bradley, National Air Races, Reno Air Races, Women's Air Derby, Pylon turn, Howard Aircraft Corporation, Western Australian Centenary Air Race, Aero GP, National Air Race Museum, Reno Nevada, Robert Hall, Formula V Air Racing, Daily Mail Circuit of Britain Air Race, Formula One Air Racing, No. 1 Long Range Flight RAAF, Powder Puff Derby, Air Race Classic. Excerpt: Flight Lieutenant Charles William Anderson Scott, AFC (13 February 1903 - 15 April 1946) was a famous English aviator, best known for winning the MacRobertson Air Race in 1934. He was the son of Mary Donaldson and Charles Kennedy Scott, who was founder of the Oriana Madrigal Society and the founder and conductor of the Philharmonic Choir. Scott was born in London and was educated at Westminster School. He was a keen musician, poet and Yachtsman. After leaving school he served on a sugar plantation in British Guiana for a short time before returning to England and joining the Royal Air Force in 1922 where he learned to fly. While serving with the RAF, Scott gained a reputation for his aerobatic skill and was RAF heavyweight boxing champion for two consecutive years. He left the RAF in 1926 and emigrated to Australia, where he took up a post as a commercial pilot for the fledgling airline company QANTAS. In 1929, while on leave from QANTAS following a crash in a DH.50j, Scott met his first wife Kathleen. In 1931, he broke the solo record from Brisbane to Melbourne in a DH.60 Gipsy Moth aeropl...

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