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Wings on my sleeve.

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Topic: Wings on my sleeve.
Posted By: Zed
Subject: Wings on my sleeve.
Date Posted: November 08 2020 at 3:03am
I recently purchased a few books from DS Solutions, military book department.

The first one I've read is an excellent biography of the life of Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown.
"Wings on my sleeve"
The greatest test pilot who ever lived!
 His story is quite amazing; taking him through WWII and testing more types of aircraft than anyone. from piston engines into the Jet era. 
He seems's to have been blessed with more lives than a cat! A truly wonderful read!

ISBN:978-0-7538-2209-8



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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice!



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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: November 08 2020 at 9:37am
"He could fly a brick if you glued feathers on it"
Hug


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: November 08 2020 at 1:05pm
quite a few of the planes he flew turned into brick's!

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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice!


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: November 08 2020 at 1:32pm
Yep, but as the saying goes: "Any landing you can walk away from was a good landing"!


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: devrep
Date Posted: December 17 2020 at 6:08am
speaking of test pilots we lost a great one the other day.  RIP General Yeager.

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Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: December 17 2020 at 10:43am
God bless Chuck Yeager.
There's an interesting part in the book regarding chasing the sound barrier; and about sharing British data and development info with the Americans that ended with the Mach1 flight of Yeager.


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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice!


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: December 17 2020 at 10:45am
Chuck Yeager was quite a character by all accounts.


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)



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