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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Customer Reviews

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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

An incredible story from start to finish

If this were a work of fiction you'd say it was far fetched. Eric Brown was present at so many aviation milestones and saw so much in his long life. He had so many lucky escapes I'm beginning to think it was divine intervention as well as skill and luck that saved him. I met him once and he was a perfect gentleman. His book is gripping throughout and gives an incredible insight into wartime and post-war aviation development.
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- Bob Upndown

Book Details

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