Monday, July 30, 2007
Mark Fuller sent me this video of a pilot up at Hall Beach, Nunavut, displaying a severe "lack of respect" for his engine and aircraft. This "IS NOT" how you "start" a Beaver, even though it seems he "lucked out". I can't believe the Beaver didn't catch fire, with a bottom-mounted carb. I am sure there was a fine "blue, 100LL stain" on the ground when the Beaver taxied away. This technique of "starting" an aircraft only guarantees that in the future you will also be "starting" a "fire".