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Life and Airplanes

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Life and Wellness. 3 comments

14th April

Picture this.  You’re sitting in the co-pilot seat of a little Cessna 2-seater airplane flying from the island of Oahu to Kauai.  The pilot looks over at you with a huge smirk on his face and asks, “Wanna try something crazy?”  The rational side of your brain is screaming, “Are you kidding me?! You’re 10,000 feet in the air without a parachute on board!” but for some reason there are only two words that leave your mouth. “Let’s go” 

The pilot nose-dives the airplane and proceeds to whip it back up and around, barrel rolling the entire aircraft.  Let me just preface the story by mentioning Cessnas are not designed to be upside down!  The way the aircraft is made, if it becomes inverted the oil will drip out immediately stalling the engine.  A stalled engine and no parachutes make … Read More »