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  •  The +6 was airframe limited, apparently... (5+ / 0-)

    ...and the 'g' meter only went up to that. Apart from the obvious 'check 6' problem, the prone pilot had no means of checking the position of the wingtips on the ground. Also, since the 'prone' cockpit was tiny, and they didn't want to run fuel lines everywhere (I suspect), the safety pilot handled all fuel management, engine starts and in-flight relights, if necessary.

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Thu May 16, 2013 at 08:34:02 PM PDT

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