We all know about the classic Cessna injury – walking into the flaps or wing and taking some metal to the forehead. It’s like flying a retractable gear, it’s not if it will happen, its when….
Anyway tonight I got a good smack from the plane during preflight. I was stood with the door slightly open about to reach inside for the checklist or something. It was hot so I thought I’d open the window for while I was preflighting. I flipped the catch, the window sprang out with some speed and whacked me in the side of the head. It was so hard and unexpected I bit the back of my tongue! My CFI never warned me about that danger of flying!