Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown dead: British pilot who flew around 500 different types of aircraft in history dies.
British Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown – died yesterday at the age of 97 has the one who set the world record for flying the greatest number of different kind of aircraft, around 487. One of Britain’s most embellished WWII pilots who flew more distinctive sorts of planes than any other person in history has kicked the bucket at the age of 97. He likewise held three total Guinness World Records, including for the quantity of aircraft carrier deck landings and types of airplane flown.
Captain Brown was born on 21 Jan 1919 in Leith and he completed his education at Fettes College and the University of Edinburgh, he began his flying at university
His father was a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps during WWI, and took him up on a flight in a bi-plane. He had flown around 487 various types of airplane and set the beach mark in the history of flying, before he was retired from the Royal Navy in 1970. Moreover he was awarded with MBE, OBE and CBE as well.
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