Helicóptero, ¡hahahaa!

publicado 06/09/2006, Última modificación 26/06/2013

Yo sé que es malvado, pero me maté de risa cuando leí esto (lo gracioso en negritas):

Flying students go through similarly endless rounds of “engine out,” “engine on fire,” and other sorts of emergency procedures, ensuring that, later in life, should a true emergency arise, they will know exactly what to do.

This training becomes almost fanatical in the case of helicopter pilots, who have approximately three seconds to carry out a single, critical action in case of any hint of engine failure (lowering the “collective” control to cause the blades to autogyro). Failing to accomplish this task results in the helicopter taking on the aerodynamics of a set of car keys.