You may know some of these, but I bet you don’t known all this lore.
Early aircraft throttles had a ball on the end of it, in order to go full throttle the pilot had to push the throttle all the way forward into the wall of the instrument panel. Hence "balls to the wall" for going very fast. And now you know the rest of the story.
The US Merchant Marine Academy in nearby Kings Point NY, sent all available craft and stayed on scene for days after 9/11. CAPT DANIEL PEDRICK
Narrated by Tom Hanks.
Make It A Double A Navy League & Family Story - January 11, 2013
Council Member Jerry Nelinson has shared a fascinating family vignette, and it’s provided here in the following Member Profiles pages.