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Old 18th Oct 2018, 15:55
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Originally Posted by Gargleblaster View Post
Regarding this type, this is one of the funniest posts I've read in here: Britten Norman Islander
Back in the 1970s I was a schoolboy in what was then called Rhodesia and is now Zimbabwe. For reasons that escape me I was offered the opportunity to fly from Bulawayo to a mine in the bush about 45 minutes' flight away. There were, IIRC, 6 of us in a BN Islander and, unusually, there was low cloud across the country. In addition, there was a certain degree of terrorist/freedom fighter activity in the area. Consequently we flew low level there and back, ducking in and out of the valleys and around the hills on the basis that before they heard us coming we would have gone. If the Islander was as tough to fly as your pointer implies, I'd guess the flight must have been a great workout for the pilot ...

I'll never forget that flight. It was spectacular.
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