Yup, theres something about standing in the slipstream of a big radial engine that gives you goosebumps - The cold! At the Waikato Aero Club 70th anniversary airshow I was marshalling aircraft. we had the Catalina and T28 waiting to taxi out and I was standing behind them holding back the crowd. A rain sqall came through and with the combined slipstream the temperature dropped to nearly freezing (it felt) but I wouldnt have wanted to be anywhere else at the time.... Just think how historic that corsair slipstream is!
If it was supposed to be easy. everyone would be doing it...
oh yes I know what you mean Bruce. While everyone was standing back, I seized an awesome (2) photo potential. Most people looked at me like I was mad as my Oakleys went flying off my face 25m behind me in the slipstream!!!
However, as it was about to move, I could see there were going to be some added rpms to the big radial, so I didn't push my luck any further.... ;D
We only borrow for a while, we don't keep - RNZAF Strike Force