Re: 747 "Classic" ?

From:         droms@bucknell.edu (Ralph Droms)
Organization: Bucknell University
Date:         19 Apr 96 02:04:04 
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In article <airliners.1996.538@ohare.Chicago.COM>, kls@ohare.Chicago.COM
(Karl Swartz) wrote:

> >: I've heard United pilots refer to the older 747s as "rope-starts," a
> >: somewhat less complimentary term!
>
> >Okay, Karl, so, what did they mean by "rope-starts"?  :-)

This may be related to the only funny bit I've ever seen Jerry Lewis
perform (not to start any religious warfare; I, unlike the French, don't
find him at all funny).  Lewis was a pilot for some two-bit airline, and
he started the piston engines by reaching under the control panel to pull
lawnmower-style rope starters...

- Ralph