Don’t throw your trash in the back
We actually just recently found a water bottle behind the pedals in the jet. It was empty and it is part of our checklist for firing up the aircraft and doing the security check to look back there, but it shows that this can, and does, happen, and that Chuck actually has a good point thinking about safety here. Things can roll forward and end up in weird places. Of course, in typical Chuck fashion, he only gets “some” of it right. This strip would actually make a great video for the animation. I love these shots where you zoom out and reveal the bigger picture.
And speaking of weird things ending up in weird places: Back in my “Julio” days I once was working on removing an instrument from the backside of the instrument panel. Those of you who have done it, will know that it takes a contortion specialist to get back there. You have to take the seat out most likely and wedge your body way in there to reach, especially the top few instruments. Well, the one I removed had puke on it!
How the puke flew under the instrument panel and then up again to land and cake the backside of the attitude indicator, I will never know. That must have been some crazy aerobatics!
Usually we found it in the side pocket of the doors, because people usually tend to turn away from the other person and then some would run down from the door or the window …
Yeah, that’s the stuff they don’t tell you in school when they tell you about how awesome a job in aviation will be, lol.