Tue May 18, 2021 11:26 am #1847714
Rob P wrote:Year Two instructor flight today.
But I did leave my keys to the aeroplane in the locked car the keys for which were in the locked hangar so involved me unstrapping etc etc etc having only discovered this after we were both belted in.
That's an interesting coincidence. I also had my Y2 Pu/t hour yesterday and had a keys incident.
Just after buckling up about to start, I picked up my headset and managed to flick the keys off the 'shelf' under the canopy at the front (does that have a name?)
They were sucked, obviously with evil intent by some malevolent spirit, into the gap between the front seats, where they fell, through an impossibly small gap in the plastic moulding, into the inaccessible space occupied by the trim wheel and associated cabling.
This is an obvious no-fly condition, as having a loose object such as a set of keys down amongst the control cables is a serious hazard.
I have encountered that evil spirit before, so I have a telescopic 'magnet on a stick' in my flight bag, and managed to retrieve the keys, very carefully not troubling the cables, and all was subsequently well.
I'm worried now that in defeat, it will devote its energies to devising another ingenious scheme to frustrate me.