|I nearly had the same experience
on New Year's Day, 1980- dead battery, so I tied down the tail and
propped the plane to get it started. My brother was in the co-pilot
seat, presumably with his feet on the brakes. I was going to get in the
plane, then have my dad untie the tail. He got ahead of my plan, and
the plane started rolling. My brother steered it left into the taxiway
to avoid the planes in the next row. We got it stopped by brute
strength. When I asked my brother why he hadn't applied brakes, he
claimed that he did. That's when I figured out that he didn't know that
the brakes were on the toes of the rudder pedals. He thought the pedals
were like a Caterpillar tractor!
Sincerely, Brent Stewart Private pilot, airplane enthusiast, hang glider pilot, etc.
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