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Old 19th Feb 2018, 11:50
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Cornish Jack
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 1,287
Tern Hill in the mid/late 60s. Whirlwind 10 had been in service for 'yonks'. One of the instructors (George K??) starting for early sortie. Engaged rotors, 'interesting' airframe antics, swift shutdown. Tail rotor attached in reverse. Thereafter pre-flight check included - Check tail rotor is aerodynamically the same as the tail pylon.
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