Other Aviation Syndromes 3, The ICARUS Syndrome

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The ICARUS syndrome is based on the myth about Icarus and his father Daedalus who was imprisoned on the island of Crete. Daedalus made two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers to escape. He flew first, but before taking off, he warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea, but to follow his path of flight. However, Icarus did not follow the advice and soared into the sky. He came too close to the sun, and the wax melted. Icarus fell into the sea and drowned. The myth is a lesson learned to stay within the safe limitations of your aircraft. To do this you have to know these limitations, all of them!

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