The Survivors: Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet “The Devil’s Sled”

Following Germany’s World War Two defeat in 1945, the victorious Allies were keen to gather up as much of their jet and rocket technology and expertise as they could. These wunderwaffe (“wonder-weapon”) aircraft and rocket designs would go on to heavily influence western and Soviet aviation and rocketry in the coming years of the Cold War.… Read More The Survivors: Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet “The Devil’s Sled”

Eric Brown – Flying Scotsman and Aviation History Maker

94 year old Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown formerly of the Royal Navy was a decorated fighter pilot during World War Two and later the chief test pilot at the Royal Aircraft Establishment in Farnborough (UK). He has flown 487 different types of aircraft (more than anyone else in the world), including 55 types of captured German aircraft such as the famed Messerschmitt Me-262 jet… Read More Eric Brown – Flying Scotsman and Aviation History Maker