A jet flight with GM's ex-chief, Bob Lutz
Top Gear's mag boss is taken for a spin by a true captain of the industry...
Posted: 19 Dec 2011
I fear I may not be listening properly. Even though we are no longer doing tricks,
I'm still struggling to distract myself from the imminent rearrival of my breakfast. We turn right and back over the proving ground. Bob has clearly decided to do a low pass over the high-speed bowl. Unfortunately my stomach has decided it doesn't like the idea. I reach for the bag.
"You OK back there?"
"Erple! NAAAAARG!" I announce, with some sophistication.
"OK, we're on finals now anyway."
"Willow Run Tower, this is Albatros."
"Albatros, this is Willow Run Tower: you're clear to land on 23."