Re: fffffffff (fwd)

Tom Rataski (
Fri, 22 Sep 1995 23:27:38 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 22 Sep 1995, Mick Fauchon wrote:

> [stuff deleted

> The FAA has a device for testing the strength of windshields
> on airplanes. They point this thing at the windshield of the
> aircraft and shoot a dead chicken at about the speed the air-
> craft normally flies at it. If the windshield doesn't break,
> it's likely to survive a real collision with a bird during
> flight.

This brought back memories.... I was a lead technical person on a
segment of a multi-million dollar program and the project team was sitting
around a cafeteria table at our customer's site and something came up about
chickens or birds or something when our program manager, who was a
retired B52 command pilot, related how they test windshields. He explained
that they used drugged chickens because dead chickens would not be the
same as live ones... Well one thing lead to another and one of the guys
said.. What if the chicken woke up after was shot out of the device? What
would this chicken say? do? be thinking? Things started to get out of hand
and degenerated very quickly. Anyway, I guess you had to be there, but to
this day, when someone recalls this conversation - everyone ends up
laughing so hard they cry.

Oh well... another week gone.


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