Wings on My Sleeve

  • by Eric 'Winkle' Brown
  • Narrated by Cameron Stewart
  • 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The autobiography of one of the greatest pilots in history.
In 1939 Eric Brown was on a University of Edinburgh exchange course in Germany, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realising he was a pilot in the RAF volunteer reserve - and the rest is history.
Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air Arm and went on to be the greatest test pilot in history, flying more different aircraft types than anyone else. During his lifetime he made a record-breaking 2,407 aircraft carrier landings and survived 11 plane crashes.
One of Britain's few German-speaking airmen, he went to Germany in 1945 to test the Nazi jets, interviewing (among others) Hermann Goering and Hanna Reitsch. He flew the suicidally dangerous Me 163 rocket plane and tested the first British jets.
Wings on My Sleeve is 'Winkle' Brown's incredible story.


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A great read!

I found this a real turner. The story of a truly unique flying career, never to be repeated.
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- Jay Grady

A Remarkable Man and Incredible Pilot

A very interesting account of the life of a remarkable man and incredible pilot. It is mind boggling how many aircraft types and helicopters he flew. His skill , daring and enthusiasm are to be admired and his award of a CBE was well deserved.

The narration was very good, being clear and well paced.

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- Colin D.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-06-2016
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group