Wings On My Sleeve

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Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air Arm and went on to be the greatest test pilot in history, flying more aircraft types than anyone else. Here, he tells his amazing life story – from crashing in front of Winston Chruchill to unmasking a Neo-Nazi ring in the 1950s to his terrifying flights in primitive jets and rockets.

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The autobiography of one of the greatest pilots in history.

In 1939 Eric Brown was on a University of Edinburgh exchange course in Germany, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realising he was a pilot in the RAF volunteer reserve: and the rest is history. Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air Arm and went on to be the greatest test pilot in history, flying more different aircraft types than anyone else.

During his lifetime he made a record-breaking 2,407 aircraft carrier landings and survived eleven plane crashes. One of Britain’s few German-speaking airmen, he went to Germany in 1945 to test the Nazi jets, interviewing (among others) Hermann Goering and Hanna Reitsch. He flew the suicidally dangerous Me 163 rocket plane, and tested the first British jets. WINGS ON MY SLEEVE is ‘Winkle’ Brown’s incredible story.

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Weight 0.28 kg
Dimensions 20 × 12.8 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

296

Language

English

Edition

Revised and updated Edition

Dewey

629.13092 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K