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January 23rd, 2007 (07:24 am)
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From The Jennifer Morgue, by Charles Stross:

Most of the time when someone uses an ejector seat, the pilot sitting in it has a pressing reason for pulling the handle--for example, he's about to fly into the type of cloud known as cumulo-granite ...


Posted by: Ailish (oakleaf_mirror)
Posted at: January 25th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)

I used to fly search and rescue with the Civil Air Patrol. At least twenty years ago, we were using the term cumulo-granite to refer to a type of cloud situation that got pilots in trouble. Most didn't have ejection seats, and never saw it coming, which is why we were called out in the first place.

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