The greatest pilot that ever lived

by Volker Weber

Captain Eric Melrose "Winkle" Brown, CBE, DSC, AFC, Hon FRAeS, RN (21.1.1919 – 21.2.2016) was a British Royal Navy officer and test pilot who flew 487 different types of aircraft, more than anyone else in history. He was also the most-decorated pilot in the history of the Royal Navy.

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Was expecting to read about the IBM Verse pilot :-)

Glen Urban, 2016-02-26

Low blow. ;-)

Volker Weber , 2016-02-26

They don't make people like they used to.

Or did society decide that all that stuff is too dangerous.

Ian Bradbury, 2016-02-26

Thanks - what an interesting life (not that I would want it) and fascinating how much Winkle experienced. Well worth going to bed one hour later

Jens-Christian Fischer, 2016-02-28

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