Monday, January 21, 2019

Eric Brown 100 -- January 21, 2018
Captain Eric Brown, CBE, RN was born 100 years ago today, on 21-January-1919.  He was a Fleet Air Arm pilot who was one of the great test pilots of the Twentieth Century.  He holds records for things like most aircraft carrier takeoffs and landings (2,407 and 2,271) and having flown the greatest variety of airplanes (487).  People like to point out that the 487 includes only one entry for the Spitfire while he flew 14 different marks of the Spitfire and the Seafire.  He flew the rocket powered Me 163 and lived to tell about it.

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