Wings On My Sleeve

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Wings On My Sleeve

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Title: Wings On My Sleeve

Author: Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown

Publisher: Phoenix 

Publication Date: 2007

ISBN: 9780753822098

Format: Paperback 

Pages: 296

Dimensions: 19 x 13cm

Weight: 0.29kg

Product Description 

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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Barcode: 9780753822098
Author: Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown
Imprint: Phoenix
GTIN: 9780753822098
Format: bf
Product Code: 9780753822098
Weight: 0.29kg