A must watch video of a lecture from Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - test pilot and aviator extraordinarie. [caption id="attachment_8214" align="alignnone" width="376"] Captain Eric Brown holds the World Record for number of different types flown - at 487.[/caption] On 1 May in Farnborough, UK, Guiness World Record Holder and legendary British test pilot Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown, CBE, DSC, AFC, HonFRAeS RN gave a lecture in support of a project to build a statue to Britiain's first 'test pilot' S.F. Cody. In this 40 minute lecture Captain Brown speaks without notes on the lure of speed, the motivation of test pilots, his time on the aircraft carrier HMS Audacity and his outstanding flight test career. Captain Brown's life spans meeting a WW1 ace, visiting the 1936 Olympics, carrier aviation, flying captured WW2 axis aircraft, and post-war jet and supersonic research. A fluent German speaker, he also interrogated many leading German aviation and space experts - including Kurt Tank and Werner Von Braun. He was also friends with the late Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong, and is also a Past-President of the Royal Aeronautical Society. A remarkable lecture by a remarkable aviator.   Find out more about the Cody Statue Fundraising project here http://www.codystatue.org.uk   [caption id="attachment_8215" align="alignnone" width="166"] 'Winkle' signs books in front of Cody Flyer Replica, at the FAST Museum, Farnborough, UK.[/caption]

Tim Robinson
7 June 2013