Editor’s Note: As part of BCA’s 60th anniversary celebration, each month we’re serving up staff recollections along with classic writings and artwork from our archives. What follows is a timeless feature from our April 2007 issue researched and written by John Wiley, a wry, smart and deeply experienced pilot and contribution editor, now gone West, sadly. This account by John won the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Best Safety Submission Award within the Aerospace ...

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