A riveting story
Those of you who ever had to rivet something on an airplane can probably relate to this strip. I can’t say I have had the pleasure, but Mike, who had the idea for this strip, tells me that it can get quite noisy when you have to hold the rivet die (is that the correct name?) from the inside of a tail boom. But then, many things in aviation are noisy. One of the most ear piercing noises I have heard in this regard was an Alouette 3 helicopter landing about 50 feet away from where I was. Goodness gracious, great balls of fire, was the sound of that turbine sound annoying. But I was told that most older turbine engines make a similar noise. It sure is a great thing that airliners have become so much less noisy over the years!