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Howard Pixton: Test Pilot and Pioneer Aviator

Howard Pixton: Test Pilot and Pioneer Aviator

The Biography of the First British Schneider Trophy Winner

by Stella Pixton
Paperback
Publication Date: 26/05/2021
  $37.80

This book is a truly remarkable account that captures the atmosphere, thrills and danger of the pioneering days of aviation. Howard Pixton was flying for A V Roe at Brooklands in 1910 when S F Cody at Laffan's Plain tried to persuade him to join him.

But in 1911 he test flew A V Roe's 'tractor biplane, the forerunner of the 504. By now acknowledged as the first professional test pilot, he left A V to join Bristols and for two years demonstrated new models to dignitaries across Europe. In 1913 he joined Tommy Sopwith and in 1914 he became the first Briton in a British plane to win an international race, the coveted Schneider Trophy.

This gave Britain air supremacy and Howard was feted as the finest pilot in the World. Sopwith's Tabloid aircraft developed into the 'Pup', and then into the 'Camel'. Throughout The Great War Pixton test flew many of the rapid evolving designs. For a biography of an early aviation pioneer of the top rank, this book cannot be bettered.

ISBN:
9781526796899
9781526796899
Category:
Biography: historical
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
26-05-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
235x156mm
Stella Pixton

Stella Pixton is Howard's daughter and she draws on family papers to tell the story of her Father's life as a man and aviator. She runs a popular business on the Isle of Man where she is well known as a colourful character. She is represented by her son, Robert Dallas.

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