No other man alive today can claim to have interviewed the top Nazis, flown their jet aircraft or tested so many experimental machines Paperback published to coincide with the start of the summer air show season Eric Brown is in the Guinness Book of Records for having flown more aircraft types (487) than any other pilot in the world. His record is unlikely to be broken, ever. Eric Brown is the most decorated Fleet Air Arm pilot. His British decorations are: MBE, OBE, CBE, DSC, AFC, KCVSA At the age of 88 the author still lectures on his remarkable career
Now 88, Captain Brown CBE, OBE, MBE, DSC, AFC, KCVSA became a test pilot during the Second World War and commanded the RAE Aerodynamics Flight at Farnborough. He played a key role in the design of an entire generation of aircraft.
The greatest test pilot who ever lived. A true inspiration -- Tim
When you read through his life story, it makes James Bond seem like a bit of a slacker -- Kirsty Young * DESERT ISLAND DISCS *