What was your scariest memory being on an airplane?
Mine was when I was 7 or 8, and we had to make the trip from Maryland to California. We actually had to make two flights. The second one was the worst because My mother, and us four kids literally had a 8 minute layover, and had to run from one end of the airport to the other to catch the second plan. My mother ran us like sled dogs. I still can feel the cramps in my little legs from that nightmare.
When Grace Hooper and I flew into Rio then had to take an antique dakota inland about 40 miles. The antique, upon arrival, had a witch doctor and a priest outside of it doing that "blessing" thing and praying.plus waving feathers and beads at it. No windows, no door, missing part of a trim tab from the flalps, We shared the first class flight with sheep, goats, dogs, cats, 4 drunks and a few odd sorts of humanoid types, not to mention a pilot that had a strong resemblance to Fidel Castro.....as we took off finally (one engine cought on fire and they had to put it out) the "thing" gave a severe lurch as we lifted from earth. A small aircraft passed us and notified "fidel" that our tail wheel had fallen off??????. HELLO!!!!! When we landed....and we did land....it was in or on a grass covered field.....no concrete or ashphault. Landing was bumpy and when "thing" finally stopped, Grace and I hopped out at which point, I promptly got down on hands and knees and kissed the ground.
Fortunately, when we got to our little remote station, they had radio communication with rio and a message was sent to CINCLANTFLT that a helo was to be dispatched to retrieve us. Fortunately, "Grace" had the horsepower to get it done. Now! was that scary enough?
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