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Gladys Ingles, tire repair 101 without a parachute!


THIS IS A CLASSIC KEEPER! YOU WON'T BELEIVE YOUR EYES Subject: Gladys Ingles, tire repair 101


Holy Moley--take a look at this video. Fabulous footage although grainy as heck due to time and bad equipment in those days compared to today, but gheezch what nerve this gal had.


Gladys Ingles was a member of a barnstorming troupe called the 13 Black Cats in the 1920s. Ingles was a wing walker; in this film, she shows her fearlessness in a classic barnstorming fashion to save an airplane that has lost one of its main wheels. Ingles is shown with a replacement wheel being strapped to her back and then off she goes as "Up She Goes," a duet from the era, provides the soundtrack. In the video, Ingles transfers herself from the rescue plane to the one sans main gear tire. She then expertly works herself down to the undercarriage only a few feet from a spinning prop. It's certainly a feat many mechanics wouldn't even try on the ground with the engine running.


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It was completely a staged thing. Be an interesting thing to examine from a human factors and a benefit/ risk assessment. The aircraft could have been landed into wind with a bit of a crosswind without risk to life and probably little damage to the aircraft, so the actions couldn't be justified really. Makes an interesting little clip and the comments below the VID are the best part. Nev



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Staged! 031_loopy.gif.e6c12871a67563904dadc7a0d20945bf.gif


Probably right there Nev, she was after all, in show business, but learn from the journo's, why spoil a good story?067_bash.gif.26fb8516c20ce4d7842b820ac15914cf.gif we see how it's done here frequently in the incident reports


My question is was she a LAME?

"No" Mick it was the aircraft that was lame, in the front left fetlock:evil grin:


Kind Rgds





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