Lake Macquarie History

Catapult: lifting

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“The procedure was for the crane driver (who had to be a wizard at the controls), to drop a light cable down to the person on top of the wing ready to hook on to a sling. Once hooked a much heavier cable would slide down the lighter cable and automatically grab the sling. Think of the poor soul trying to hook up, with the aircraft bobbing up and down, and hoping that the attached safety belt would take charge and not allow his feet to get tangled with the still-running propeller.”

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