[internetworkers] Your Own Personal Fold-up Plane

Michael Czeiszperger michael at czeiszperger.org
Fri Aug 22 15:46:38 EDT 2008




On Aug 22, 2008, at 3:24 PM, "Greg Brown" <gwbrown1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've heard a bunch of different stories but the wikipedia article  
> seems to wrap most of them up in one:
>
> In aviation lore, the traditional removal of a new pilot's shirt  
> tail is a sign of the instructor's new confidence in his student.


> In the days of tandem trainers, the instructor would tug at the  
> students shirt tail whenever he was getting himself into trouble.  
> After the first solo, the new pilot is competent in the air does not  
> need such a safety device.
>
> I had mine mounted in a picture frame (actually my wife did that..  
> and I have to admit, it looks really cool).
>
>
The explanation is a lot less interesting than I imagined :-)
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