A painful mistake
Oh boy, I have plenty of similar stories! Again we find ourselves in the “not invented” category with this one. We have a black starter button on the helicopter I fly and sometimes in places like Panaca or Caliente you have to remember to put your nomex gloves on BEFORE you push the starter button. If you fail to do so the info from your finger takes just the right time to travel to you brain so you realize right in the middle of the start (when you can’t let go) that the button is REALLY hot.
Another time I burned both of my hands pushing an airplane (more like “attempting to push” then realizing my skin is sticking to the prop) with a black propeller back out of the fuel pit at Barstow-Dagget (the ones of you who know DAG will know what I am talking about). And of course, there were plenty “we’ll be right back anyways” situations as well. The Chicken Wings Cessna in Henderson, Nevada has sun shades in it btw! 😉 (not that it helps much when it’s 110 in the shade)
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