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Old 12 May 2006, 05:19   #1
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They Burst...!!!

I had the Rib out for servicing yesterday, and discovered that both of my rear double jockey seats had burst!! Has anyone else had any experience of seats bursting when landed on ?

I'm sure it happened on the last run out last Sunday - I'm sure that they were fine when I did my start-up checks - although they are at the back of the cushion, so may have missed it. It was a fairly big jump, at 35 kts, but the landing didn't hurt at all, and everyone wanted to do it again......so we did......

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Old 12 May 2006, 06:01   #2
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seats

yep had the same thing but ours went because a tubby 70 year old (I mean tubby) overloaded the seat!!

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Old 12 May 2006, 06:07   #3
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Old 12 May 2006, 06:38   #4
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Lose some weight?...........
Hey!! I'm on with that, but my seat is fine - I was standing for the entire flight !! However, both rear jockeys had two passengers on - although not too porky if memory serves, but probably just enough that the air couldn't escape through the seams...

Ah well, it now gives me the opportunity to experiment with a revolutionary cushion design that doesn't burst - utilising the special (and quite frankly, almost magical) properties of duct-tape, a piece of hose, and some passengers porkier than myself to test it out... Jono?

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