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Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown Story
« on: January 08, 2016, 10:55:21 PM »
Captain Eric "Winkle" Browns list of flown aircraft is very interesting, mainly for the reasons of exclusion, i.e. he flew aircraft from Britain, the United States, Germany, Italy and Japan and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as holding the record for flying the greatest number of different aircraft. The official record is 487, but includes only basic types. For example, Captain Brown flew fourteen (14) versions of the Spitfire and Seafire and although these versions are very different they appear only once in the list. The list includes only aircraft flown by Brown as 'Captain in Command'.

He also holds the world's record for the most carrier landings, 2,407, partly compiled in testing the arrestor wires on more than twenty aircraft carriers during World War II.

This is a very good documentary on Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown, which some may have seen when it was originally televised, I hadn't.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szten4iypCM

Oh, and if you want to look for it, what company made the 111 Bomber?
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Re: Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown Story
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 08:43:37 PM »
And he is the patron of The People's Mosquito.  Let's get behind that project.

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Re: Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown Story
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 10:12:58 PM »
And he is the patron of The People's Mosquito.  Let's get behind that project.
Bill R

He certainly loves the Mossie, or should I say the Hornet!
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Re: Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown Story
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 12:53:23 PM »
That's great I'd wanted to send this programme to my Father after watching it some time ago but couldn't find it online anywhere. What a remarkable man & a remarkable career!
Chris

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Re: Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown Story
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 04:15:09 PM »
A genius pilot, a fabulous life story.  And he drove an MG ... unfortunate registration though.

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Re: Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown Story
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2016, 06:57:09 PM »
BBC 2 tonight 7p.m.
"Britain's Greatest Pilot: The Extraordinary Story of Captain Winkle Brown"
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Re: Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown Story
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 08:44:16 AM »
What an amazing man!!!
That huge triangle against the sky like some monstrous angel trailing dark clouds of glory