Skip to comments.Captain 'Winkle' Brown: Is he the greatest pilot ever?
Posted on 04/23/2013 10:57:53 AM PDT by the scotsman
'Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown has flown more types of aircraft than anyone in history, survived 11 crashes, interrogated high-ranking Nazis, and met everyone from wartime leader Winston Churchill to first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong.
He is a war hero in the truest sense of the word. Now aged 94, the Edinburgh-born fighter pilot says he has finally "buckled down to domestic life".'
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Props to Chuck Yeager! Literally! LOL
One of the most informative and fascinating flying books ever.
Nope Bill Tiger Destefani
My pick would be Jimmy Doolittle.
Was he the pilot of that ONE WAY mission ending in China?
Plan was to do the first landing with as much wind over deck as possible, then gradually repeat at lower WOD intil it became too hairy.
Didn't quite go to plan http://books.google.com.au/books
Less than 15knots WOD, well off the centreline, arrestor wires flat on deck. (They took most of the test program as "Done")
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