Captain Eric Melrose 'Winkle' Brown (CBE DSC AFC RN) is arguably the world's greatest test pilot. His record of 487 different types of aircraft flown will never be broken. He is also the holder of numerous other records: 1st twin engine deck landing; 1st jet aircraft deck landing; most carrier deck landings and most carrier catapult launches. Paul Beaver's carefully researched and lavishly illustrated book lists all the aircraft flown by this extraordinary flyer and it is peppered with comments from Winkle on the characteristics of some of the key marques. Essential reading for any aviation enthusiast.
Also available with 'Eric Brown. A Pilot's story' DVD