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Eric 'Winkle' Brown

Old 13th Mar 2016, 00:49
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best aircraft he never flew but wanted to fly
In an interview (Guild News, June 2009) he is quoted as saying, "The sound barrier aside, Capt Brown’s sole regret is not having flown the X 15".
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 15:22
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Genghis (Good name! Must have been a Checker!!)

I'm involved with the FNHT and will see if they have any plans to publish Winkle's logbooks.

But don't hold your breath!
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 00:51
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Many -most? - of Winkle Brown's traps would not have had the 'luxury' of an angled flight deck. An angled flight deck gives the pilot an option to bolt when a landing goes wrong. Images of early carrier operations with a straight flight deck are chilling - miss a wire (probably the wire) and the aircraft collides with the barrier net which hopefully was enough to stop a fiery crash into the aircraft stored on deck at the bow.
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Old 14th Mar 2016, 01:27
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In an interview (Guild News, June 2009) he is quoted as saying, "The sound barrier aside, Capt Brown’s sole regret is not having flown the X 15".

My son asked the question in a public forum during a Royal Society presentation and there are many who would argue that the X-15 was the M52 after Miles were allegedly instructed to send their research and plans to the US as war reparations.
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