Posts tagged: Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown

B is for Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown

Of all the brave pioneers of flight, perhaps the most remarkable was Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, arguably the greatest aviator who ever flew.

Brown was born near Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1919. His father had been a balloon observer and pilot in the Royal Flying Corps during World War One and he gave his son his first taste of flight at the age of eight when he flew a single-seat biplane with the younger Brown sat on his lap. Read more ›››