RIP Eric 'Winkle' Brown

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  1. nuuumannn

    nuuumannn Well-Known Member

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    A sad loss, rest in peace Winkle
     
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    Rest in peace.
     
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    It is sad that we can't keep these histories alive. We have but snippets of what they have done.
     
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    He lived a long and exciting life. R.I.P.
     
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    Captain Eric Brown was not only exceptionally talented but also blessed. His record of carrier landings would be a mile post if it was in proven aircraft, he was frequently the first person to land a marque and from that report its strong points and faults. I gather from comments here he wasnt everyones "cup of tea" his record speaks for itself. What he did cannot be ascribed to luck, he must have had an extraordinary skill and will to live.
     
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    Rest in peace. Blue Skies and Tailwinds.
     
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    Sad news indeed.

    What a life this man had and I doubt anyone will ever match his record of flying well over 400 types.

    Blue skies, Captain Brown [​IMG]
     
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    A true aviation legend!
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    A good 'innings' at 97 years old. R.I.P. Capt Brown.
     
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    I feel so sad at hearing this news. As if getting slapped in the face by the reality that everything must ultimately become a distant memory.
     
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    RIP Eric Brown
     
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    :salute:R.I.P. Capt Brown.
     
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    :salute: Controversial but entertaining, a pillar of aviation!
     
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    An amazing man, both skillful and lucky. RIP.

    I was also surprised to see that he was only 16 miles away from me at the time, in Redhill, Surrey.
     
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    Flying a He 177 in September 1944? Perhaps not yet. :lol:
     
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