Wings on My Sleeve: Captain Eric ‘Winckle’ Brown :: Eric Melrose Brown soon to be presented for sale on the marvellous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd., 1978, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: This is the story of a truly remarkable pilot. He has been called the greatest test pilot that Britain ever produced, and also the greatest naval aviator of all time. The facts do not belie these claims. He was decorated more times than any other British test pilot and Fleet Air Arm pilot, receiving the MBE, OBE, CBE, DSC, AFC, and Kings Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air.
Landing a conventional military aeroplane on an aircraft carrier is generally accepted as the supreme test of piloting skill. Captain Brown has a world record 2,407 deck landings to his credit, including many world firsts. He has also recorded more catapult launches …
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 202 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.
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