Cockerell, Sir Christopher Sydney

▪ 2000

      British engineer who invented the Hovercraft; he began testing his ideas for a vehicle that moved atop a cushion of air in 1955; his first Hovercraft prototype, the SR.N1, was launched in the spring of 1959 and only weeks later crossed the English Channel in 20 minutes. A prolific inventor, he held some 70 patents, including one for an aerial direction finder widely used by pilots during World War II; he was appointed C.B.E. in 1966 and knighted in 1969 (b. June 4, 1910, Cambridge, Eng.—d. June 1, 1999, Hythe, Eng.).

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