Re: Metro/JATO

Date:         28 Jul 97 01:13:26 
From:         Trevor Fenn <trevfennNOSPAM@erols.com>
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Andrew Goldfinger wrote:
>
>      A few years ago, I saw a Swearingin Metro with a tubluar member at
> the tail apex. I asked about this, and was told that it was for a JATO
> engine.
>
> 1.  Is this true
>
> 2.  If true, has anyone here ridden a Metro during a JATO take off?
> Could they share their experience?

It's quite possible, I remember reading an article and seeing pictures
of a Piper Chieftain with an assisted take off system fitted, however I
think it is actually RATO that we are talking about here, Rocket
Assisted Take Off, not JATO. Someone correct me if I'm terminologically
challenged.

Trevor Fenn
trevfenn@erols.com