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Old 28th Apr 2019, 15:38
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Mac the Knife

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Something potentially fatal happened at the end of a procedure in the theatre next to mine last Thursday.
Nothing unforeseeable, more in the nature of losing an engine at V2, which you chaps endlessly train for.
Much fright, alarms going off and folks running around looking worried (as well they might).
By chance I was walking by, knew exactly what to do and did it. All ended well and the kid was fine.

All I can say is never underestimate the startle factor. 50 seconds is a very short time indeed
for those unfortunate pilots to have worked out what was happening and taken remedial action.

Only my grey hairs and 20,000 hours avoided a possibly fatal mishap.
There is no substitute for having experienced and dealt with the real thing.

Old Mac

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