Capt. Eric Melrose ‘Winkle’ Brown RN 1919-2016

Capt. Eric Brown

It is with the greatest sadness that we learn of the passing of our patron, the great Capt. Eric Melrose ‘Winkle’ Brown RN, who has been a stoic supporter, valued advisor and friend to The People’s Mosquito project for the past eighteen months. He was one of the world’s most acclaimed test pilots, and held the world record for […]

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Video: Capt. Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown – Axis aircraft, ejection systems and Schräge Musik

Axis-featured

In April 2015 we spoke to our patron, the late Capt. Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown. He discussed some of the captured German aircraft he flew and in particular talked about ejection systems and Schräge Musik. We are pleased to present that conversation to you now in the following video. Warning: some of the material contained in the […]

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Video: Capt. Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown – the Mosquito deck trials 1944

Seat trials featured

In April 2015 we spoke to our Patron, the late Capt. Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, about the first carrier deck landing, in March 1944, of a De Havilland Mosquito: the first British twin-engine aircraft, and the heaviest, to have been landed on a deck at that time. Capt. Brown also stressed the importance of the Mosquito to […]

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