Tinged by this sadness, My War in the Air 1916 still conveys the aspirations of the British Royal Flying Corps in their early days, and the hope its many flying aces placed in the establishment, as a powerful tool to defend and protect. As W. S. Brancker states inside, War has been the making of aviation; let us hope that aviation will be the destruction of war.
"Captain Alan John Bott, MC, is a name almost lost to modern aviation history literature. Fortunately, this new edition of his classic work An Airman’s Outings, published in 1918 under the penname “Contact,” preserves his interesting and insightful comments for 21st century readers..." ~Over the Front, Spring 2015
"Bott, a World War I pilot who served with the British Royal Garrison Artillery and Royal Flying Corps (RFC), describes the daily experiences of his RFC squadron in France in 1916, from flying to France to their tasks doing long reconnaissance, as offensive patrols around German air country, as escorts for bombing craft, and in photography." ~ProtoView