Put that lad on the next courier, and we'll show it in London
July 19, 2019 9:54 AM   Subscribe

The story of the invention of the black box flight recorder with subterfuge and ridicule. And stubbornness and humour.
posted by plonkee (2 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I love how the support from his boss was "Don't talk about this, you'll get fired. Also, we happened to order a recorder as "lab equipment"". And then oh yes, the boss just happens to give a lab tour to exactly the right person from the government.

I like that boss.
posted by happyroach at 11:16 AM on July 19, 2019 [7 favorites]

Love the "FLIGHT RECORDER INVENTOR DO NOT OPEN" sticker on his coffin.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 11:47 AM on July 19, 2019 [6 favorites]

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