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History lesson for hand crankers.

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Whilst 99.9% of you who have to hand start their aircraft would realise the importance of using chocks. The attached link is an interesting read from way back in 1955 when an Auster was hand started at Bankstown with too much throttle and no chocks.


The aircraft actually became airborn and buzzed Sydney for two hours, before being shot down at 8000ft by Navy Hawker Fury's off the Northern Beaches.


This highlights the use of chocks, and is an interesting read for those of you who were too young to remember the occasion, plus those that just pretent to be.


For anyone interested, here's the link to the newspaper report from the day.The Age - Google News Archive Search







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