Take note, Isadora Duncan
Regarding Dave Unwin’s Minimax test report mentioning leather helmet and silk scarf ( Pilot February). My old flying instructor John Bradbury (based at Sandbach international), pointed out the dangers of scarves, open cockpits and pusher props, in fact anything that might flap around and find its way into the prop.
Talking of pusher props, I once had an exhaust stub depart while overhead Beeston Castle. That went into the wooden prop shattering half off one blade. Man-o-man what a bang, at 2,000 ft with a nervous passenger, unbelievable vibration.
Chopped the ignition and tentatively checked the controls looking for damage to the wing and flying wires. Engine mounts loose but nothing falling off. Good fortune we had a real ale pub with a toilet and a convenient field below us. Drama over but ILAFFT.
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Bryon Epps, Crewe