Eric “Winkle” Brown, a British pilot who flew more kinds of aircraft than anyone in history and was the first person to land a jet on an aircraft carrier, has died. He was 97.
Brown’s family said he died Sunday at a hospital in southern England after a short illness.
Often dubbed Britain’s greatest pilot, Brown holds the world record for the most types of aircraft flown – 487 – and for the most carrier deck landings, at 2,407.
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