This little-known inventor has probably saved your life
The headline question being asked by Mr McKay:
David knew his idea for a cockpit recorder was a good one. Without official support, there was little he could do about it – but he couldn’t get it out of his mind.
When his boss was promoted, David pitched his invention again. His new superior was intrigued, and so was Dr Laurie Coombes, ARL’s chief superintendent. They urged him to keep working on it – but discreetly. Since it wasn’t a government-approved venture or a war-winning weapon, it couldn’t be seen to take up lab time or money.
Black box recorder 50/50 break on saving the life of the modal BBC reader?
Think it unlikely, don’t you?