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The Passing of a Legend

22/02/2016 10:02:00

Yesterday the sad news that Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown has died was announced, and Starspeed would like to send their sympathies to his family and express gratitude for his immense contribution not only to aviation in general, but most particularly to the science and safety of helicopter flight.   Without Captain Brown’s extraordinary intellect, skill and dedication the helicopter would not have advanced to the place it has today in the world, making the impossible possible, saving life on land and at sea.  Captain Brown continued to make contributions to helicopter safety right up until last October during the Helitech International show, when he gave an inspirational speech to a packed auditorium on the benefits and advantages of being prepared for flight.

Sir, rest in peace with our thanks and gratitude for your incredible, inspirational life and contributions to aviation.

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