Wednesday, February 24, 2016

UFO Sightings - 1955 Eric Brown

Things started off with a bang in 1955 with this sighting in February.

Captain Eric Melrose "Winkle" Brown is one of the, if not the, best test pilots of all time.
He started flying at the age of eight, piloting a Gloster Gauntlet biplane while sitting on his father's knee.
Eric went on to fly over 400 different types of aircraft....more than anyone else in history.
He was taught by Ernst Udet, who was the second greatest German flying ace of World War I, right behind the infamous Red Baron.
He fought in World War 2, wrote over 15 books about aviation and was decorated more than a Christmas tree.
Eric's life was even the subject of a BBC Two documentary.
So I think it is safe to say that Eric knew just a little bit about aircraft.

Eric was flying a de Havilland DH.100 Vampire British jet fighter over Fishguard, a coastal town in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales.
There, he sighted a disc shaped craft.
Well being one of the greatest pilots ever, he did what came naturally.
He took off after it.
But the Vampire with a top speed of over 500 mph and a ceiling of 42,000 feet could not close in on it.

This sighting came from a man that knew every type of aircraft there was and had flown them.
He had no idea what it was.

Eric passed away at the age of 97 on February 21st, 2016.

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