HAR HAR HAR!!! I love it!😆👍
When I was a kid the eggheads and flyboys at NASA must have had a million pokers in the fire. Flying machines that ranged from widow makers to record breakers. I watched the lunar landing clips a thousand times too. They made it all look like a walk in the park. I’ve read countless “behind the scenes” accounts of the doings of the day. I’ve never heard the first man on the moon called “dumb” before... perhaps this is a historical and hysterical event too!
Did the flight characteristics allow the training aircraft to get away from Mr. Armstrong? Or did he just forget about fuel burn rates as he wrestled the aircraft? When you are mucking about with thrust vectors and nonlinear modes of control... it is really easy to do. I’ve only crashed once - in an ultralight. Those guys had close shaves that made mine look like a walk in the park... and they’d strap in to the next available aircraft while the wreckage of the last one was still smouldering. Their courage is really astounding when you think about it. I like the idea of even the hotshots having the derp moment - it consoles me in those awkward, demoralizing times when I have mine...