Story Telling – Runaway
Some light amusement for you from the website australianstorytelling .org.au
Trainee pilot, Tony Tearaway, was feeling proud of himself. This morning he’d been flying solo; circuits and bumps at Bankstown Aerodrome, in Sydney’s South-west. Sure he’d stalled his little blue British-built Auster aircraft on touchdown. But no worries. This had happened before. Tony would simply get out and swing the prop and the aero-engine would burst into life again. He seen it done many times before.
So Tony Tearaway swung the wooden prop and the engine roared to life. Unfortunately, Tony had forgotten to apply the hand-brake and chock the wheels, so the little high-winged monoplane started to move.
Good yarn Kev, brightened up my day. 😂
Same story (Youtube version) on PPRUNE – https://www.pprune.org/pacific-general-aviation-questions/460396-pilotless-auster-over-sydney-1955-a.html