Subject: Re: Apple fires iPhone X engineer after idiot "LOOK @ME!" daughter's hands-on video goes viral
On Nov 7, 2017, PeterN wrote
> On 11/7/2017 10:08 PM, Savageduck wrote:
> > Damn! It is bad enough to work in a Kevlar vest with a ceramic sternum
> > impact plate. I don’t need to carry 9 Lbs of armored phone which is going to do
> > nothing to save my ass from damage.
> You remind me of an AF navigator, who told me he used to fold his flack
> vest, and sit on it. Did your father do things like that?
As a WWII P-38 fighter pilot, flak vests were not an option for my father.
Especially, in the tropical heat of New Guinea, and the SW Pacific where they
flew most missions in a shirt, foregoing the archetypical leather flying
jacket. He was also at 6’3” unusually tall for a WWII fighter pilot. So
he used a backpack parachute instead of the usual seat-pack chute, and a thin
pad as a seat cushion. So he wasn’t even sitting on the parachute pack like
the shorter flyers.