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Old 02-21-2016, 10:12 AM   #1  
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Default Eric 'Winkle' Brown

Legendary aviator, flew over 400 different aircraft, countless other records.

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Old 02-22-2016, 08:56 AM   #2  
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Amazing life and accomplishments.

RIP, Sir.
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:16 AM   #3  
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Only a true aviation pioneer could amass a resume like that. Can you imagine have 400 airplanes in YOUR logbook? Obviously this guy was one of the premier test pilots of the last century. Fair winds...
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Old 02-23-2016, 02:50 PM   #4  
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British Test Pilot Eric Brown Dies At 97 - AVweb flash Article

Just saw this on avweb. Thanks for posting, Five93H
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Old 02-27-2016, 01:41 PM   #5  
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I had the chance to hear him give a lecture at the Smithsonian back in the mid-80's and was awe struck with his stories about his experiences as a Naval Test Pilot. A true giant of a aviation.
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:26 AM   #6  
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