Kyle Franklin’s drunken pilot act

Your correspondent can’t decide whether Mr. Kyle Franklin (of Franklin’s Flying Circus) is a daredevil barnstormer in the tradition of the Golden Age, or just a dangerous lunatic who should have his ticket pulled.  The shopworn adage about there being old pilots and bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots comes to mind.

One thing is certain, though—he must have big brass ones and a lot of skill to pull this off on a regular basis.

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  1. Well I’m not ashamed to say he’s a better stick-and-rudder pilot than I am. 🙂

    • Chris Taylor says:

      I’m trying hard to like it, and it’s certainly fascinating to watch… but it is also simultaneously appalling.

      The “safety first” part of my brain is having a canary. An engine failure in one of those manoeuvres would be the end of him.