Thursday, 12 March 2009

All hands to the pumps

With two weeks to go before shipment to Abu Dhabi, it’s a relief to have the MXS back in the air. Air testing started in earnest yesterday and first impressions are good. The new engine seems smooth and feels powerful though we are still taking things easy. Part of the good feeling comes from the light weight so the power to weight ratio is much better than last year. Hux has done a brilliant job so far. There is still a lot to do as we make handling adjustments and work long hours to get the new canopy and wheel spats finished, Breitling logos in place and many other small details. Becci has been drafted in to work through the tools and spares shipment list (a huge job!) so it’s all hands to the pumps to make sure we’re ready for the shipping deadline.

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