Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Little old man

I was tickled by this Croatian newspaper article about a recent glider crash in the Czech Republic, where the un-named 71-year-old pilot ended up on the roof of a house at 8.30am on a Sunday morning (that’s an early launch!) as the occupants ate breakfast.

An eyewitness was quoted as saying “We thought someone must have died but then the cockpit popped open and this little old man emerged looking confused but unhurt.”

One of my first (and enduring) thoughts in learning to fly gliders was its dominance by “little old men”, so this article struck a chord and made me smile – what’s the odds the “little old man” was wearing a bucket hat?

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