Cox, James Henry (Air Commodore, b.1931 – d.1997)

Accession Number AWM2021.178.3
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 8 cm; Wallet/s: 3
Object type Book, Document, Souvenir
Maker Cox, James Henry
Royal Australian Air Force
Place made Australia
Date made 1956-1975
Access Open
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Period 1970-1979
Period 1960-1969
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required., Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Collection relating to the service of O216731 Air Commodore James Henry Cox DFC, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia, 1956-1975.

Wallet 1 of 3 – Consists of one report relating to Flight Lieutenant Cox's training in the Empire Test Pilot's School, dated from 16 August to 22 September 1966. This report relates to the longitudinal stability and control of the Whirlwind MK7 helicopter. This report contains associated graphs, flight test cards, notes and Hussenot flight records.

Wallet 2 of 3 – Consists of two reports relating to Flight Lieutenant Cox's training in the Empire Test Pilot's School. One report relates to the assessments of tethered helicopter hovering, dated from 30 September to 27 October. This report contains associated graphs and flight test card. The second report relates to Flight Lieutenant Cox's research on lateral and directional stability and control of XK 907, dated from 14 November to 8 December. This report contains associated graphs, test cards and notes.

Wallet 3 of 3 – Consists of six folders of material relating to Squadron Leader Cox's training and service in Royal Australian Air Force, dated 1956 to 1972.

Folder 1 of 6 contains one document titled 'Air Trials Unit – Woomera, Sycamore Conversions Syllabus', dated 13 September 1956. This syllabus guides pilots through the technical knowledge and flight training required to fly helicopters.

Folder 2 of 6 contains one document titled 'Canberra Conversion Syllabus', [date unknown]. This document relates to ground and flight training.

Folder 3 of 6 contains training notes titled 'Take Off – Hovering – Landing', written by Squadron Leader Cox, [date unknown]. These hand-written notes relate to pilots' flight training instructions for the Chinook helicopter, and include associated illustrations of flying manoeuvres.

Folder 4 of 6 contains one Preview Assessment report, made by Flight Lieutenant H B Lake [exact identity unknown], Captain P R Carter [exact identity unknown] and Squadron Leader Cox, [date unknown]. This report relates to the stability of the torpedo, and the communications role of the Wasp MK 1 helicopter in the Navy. The report details the aircraft's engineering and performance, and gives recommended modifications.

Folder 5 of 6 contains one report titled 'Exercise Sabre Tooth', written by Squadron Leader Cox, dated October 1972. In his report, Squadron Leader Cox presents research relating to the aims and policies Community Party in the People's Republic of China. This report includes annotations and corrections, as well as feedback given from an unknown writer.

Folder 6 of 6 contains one Royal Australian Air Force annual calendar, dated 1975. This calendar contains an image of two chinook helicopters titled 'Chinooks at R.A.A.F Base Amberley', and is credited to photographer Mal Lancaster.