WINGS ON MY SLEEVE


WINGS ON MY SLEEVE

CAPTAIN ERIC 'WINKLE' BROWN    Book Number: 90280    Product format: Paperback

Eric Brown joined the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm during WWII and went on to become the greatest test pilot in history flying more aircraft types than anyone else. He made a record-breaking 2,407 aircraft carrier landings and survived 11 plane crashes. One of Britain's few German-speaking airmen, he went to Germany in 1945 to test the Nazi jets, questioning Hermann Goering and Hanna Reitsch among others. He flew the suicidally dangerous Me163 rocket plane, and tested the first British jets. There is a foreword by the late Sir Morien Morgan and the 22 chapters begin in 1937 and end in 1970, followed by appendices including Aircraft Types Flown, Phantom Carrier and German Aeronautical Scientists. His world firsts were achieved using an astonishing assortment of gliders, fighters, bombers, airliners, amphibians, flying boats and helicopters as well as prone and supine position aircraft. At the same time the book is an important contribution to the history of Fleet Air Arm and of Test Flying in Britain. It was at RAE Farnborough that he became the first naval officer to command the world-renowned Aerodynamic Flight, regarded as the top post in experimental research test flying. Due to his supreme flying skill he led a charmed life during the highly dangerous days when attempts to break the sound barrier cost many lives. 296pp, paperback reissue of the 2006 original. Many photos.
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ISBN 9780753822098
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