Plane Irony


© 2013, Flagler Live


A guy in a Citabria was pulling
a huge banner – the advertising
kind – along over I-4 in Orlando.

The pilot, a fourteen-year experience
aviator, lost track of time or failed
to keep a close watch on his instrumentation.

It was when the engine began to sputter
that he noticed he was in deep kimchi.

Dropping the banner and declaring
an in-flight emergency, he scoured
the area for a suitable place to land.

The banner cast adrift settled
rapidly over the Sunday morning chaos
on I-4.

The banner, it was reported, read:
Buckle up for safety / Don’t drive

The pilot safely did a three-point landing
on the John Young Parkway, stopping
in front of the Walmart.

Okay, a disclaimer: This didn’t happen.  It happened in my mind.  Every time I see one of those banners I wonder, “What would happen if…?”  This is one of the most benign of my DIY scenarios.  Actually, I doubt you could add more chaos to the mess that is I-4… even dropping a banner on it.


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