[internetworkers] Your Own Personal Fold-up Plane
jim at neuse.net
Fri Aug 22 17:03:07 EDT 2008
wow. talk about an old tradition. not too many tandem trainers out there
these days :-)
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[mailto:internetworkers-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Greg
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 3:25 PM
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Subject: Re: [internetworkers] Your Own Personal Fold-up Plane
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).
This is making me want to fly again.
On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 2:50 PM, Jim Ray <jim at neuse.net> wrote:
how did that cutting the back of the shirt stuff get started? my
mom made the mistake of wearing a nice shirt to do her first solo (both
my mom and dad used to fly).
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