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Fleet Air Arm pilot's story
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Penman



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:24 pm    Post subject: Fleet Air Arm pilot's story Reply with quote

Hi

Did anyone catch else catch this?

An interesting programme about a pilot who has flown record numbers of different types.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b045pbq2/britains-greatest-pilot-the-extraordinary-story-of-captain-winkle-brown

Lots of different aircraft films, some of which were not ID'd
How many can we name?
I think I spotted a Wyvern and a Welkin .
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman,

Yes he is an amazing old guy. He said someone analysed his past flight and they reckoned the he should have been killed 13 times. He also survived a torpedo attack and a night in the sea where 22 of his comrades died around him.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We watched it, nice old chap with an interesting life story!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An amazing life.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Sad news, it has just been announced on Radio that he has passed away.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-35626854
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about that, 97 is a good innings though. Only last night I was going through some old books and found a copy of a book he wrote, from the 1980s I think.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szten4iypCM
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A remarkable man whose achievements were largely unrecognised or acknowledged.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a life, his world records will never be broken.
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