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Warren flying helmet test in 1912
 

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Well, I suppose it could have been worse...a brick wall instead of a timber shed.

When asked by Prof. Dennis Mingthruster 'Are you alright?'
The test pilot replied ' I'm perfectly fine Susan'.
Courtesy of Red Dwarf

And mores the point, I've known a few people in my time who would have done this kind of thing for free.

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Cheers and thanks for a great pic Justo. Made my day.
Peter
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that picture has this urban legend that goes like that:

in 1950s a airplane manufacture made Test flight with new plane
but engine fails so and Pilot make REPAIRS IN FLIGHT
engine restarts and Happy end ?
 

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It could be worse!
From the book "Koolhoven" ,Roomen-Haarlem ed. 1981 ,art by Thijs Postma (fragment)
 

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Michel Van said:
that picture has this urban legend that goes like that:

in 1950s a airplane manufacture made Test flight with new plane
but engine fails so and Pilot make REPAIRS IN FLIGHT
engine restarts and Happy end ?

I saw a video of the same sort of thing. Some journalist wanted to go out into the boonies deep int he heart of Alaska; the only way to get there was via airplane (Piper Cub, much like the plane shown here). However, the Piper did not have the range to fly from Point A to Point B, so the pilot did a lot of gliding through the mountains to save fuel. However, the engine failed to start once, with the mountains looming up; so he stepped outside just like this, tinkered with the engine, got back in and it started. The journalist - filimg from the back seat - was less than pleased with this.
 

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