Harold Charles Gatty

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Harold Charles Gatty

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1903-1957

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Harold Charles Gatty (5 Jan 1903 - 30 Aug 1957) was a Tasmanian aviator, adventurer and writer born in Campbell Town in 1903. He qualified as a marine navigator through the Royal Australian Naval College which lead to his interest in aerial navigation. He is noted for inventing an air sextant and an aero chronometer, but also his flying exploits , most notably, with Wiley Post, circumnavigating the earth in a record 8 days 15 hours 52 minutes, in 1931. For more information see : http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/gatty-harold-charles-6288

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