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Old 11-01-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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I dont know if this is the proper section, but I thought there's
enough aviation stories from the past to keep a thread going.

So here's a couple of mine

Back in the 50's , an RAF Dehavilland Comet landed the Queen and Prince
Philip in Ottawa, just in time for a downpour. The Queen got her shoes
wet, and the enterprising pilot of the Comet, seeing her majesty seated
in the limo, asked for her shoes.
He took them up into the nose section of the Comet, switched on the
centimetric radar, and dried the shoes.

Also in the 50's, in a TCA hangar in Vancouver, 2 mechanics were trying
to tow a North Star airliner out on to the icy tarmac. The tractor just spun
on the ice, so one of the guys suggested firing up the inboard engines to
speed things up. Speed up it did, jack-knifed the tow-bar, whereupon
a prop ate the tractor, and almost the driver.
TCA (Air Canada) gave the mechanics a few weeks off without pay.
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