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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:36 pm 
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I've just heard that Eric "Winkle" Brown had died, aged 97. This chap has never received the recognition he deserves, a truly great test pilot and an amazing career.

He holds the record (by a mile) for the most aircraft carrier landing at well over 2,000 and the record for the most different types of planes flown at 450ish.

If you're interested in flying then I would highly recommend his story "Wings on my sleeve"
Where are guys of this calibre now?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:53 pm 
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Amazing chap. Obituary here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... tuary.html

He talks about his career in this documentary: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=er ... FORM=VIRE1


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:18 pm 
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Location: Consett, County Durham
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This man had been there and done it all. Absolutely fearless and very intelligent to boot. May he rest in peace.

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Home club or Range: North Coates Butts UK. Grove Small Arms, Barton Road UK. Ulfborg Skyttecenter DK. BASC Trade Member
An absolute legend and a good innings as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:54 pm 
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Some interesting lots coming up for sale next week.

https://denhams.com/antique-auction/jul ... own?page=2

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