Well done, Will 😀
The Navy aircraft straightened, the compass pegged at 040. Jake called the airfield, then picked up his coffee. In less than two hours he’d arrive first at the Writers’ conference and pick up his check for one-million dollars. Jake’s aircraft had the lead ahead of forty-nine others thanks to a powerful tail wind. He sipped his coffee and settled back, autopilot flying the plane.
Moments later the aircraft yawed, then started a rolling spiral as the ailerons locked. Jake slammed the autopilot disconnect switch off and took control. The co-pilot, Andy, read off emergency procedures while the flight engineer flipped circuit breakers to isolate power to essential circuits.
Jake struggled to free the ailerons: no dice. Stay calm, buddy, stay calm. “Andy, send the crew to their stations.” Susan. Our anniversary is next week. “Prepare to bail out on my command.”
“Aye, aye, Jake.”
The flight engineer continued his emergency…
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