GOSS9@telefonica.net March 13, 2006, 1:58 p.m. (Message 44674)
Re: language influence across the Atlantic
Can´t comment on the antiquity of "run up" in relation to cricket, but it has been around the aviation trade for a long time. Most people are not aware of it as they are rather isolated in the modern super carriers. But in small planes, the "run up" is made just before entering the area to await take off. In this process, with the brakes on, the engine is tested to make sure it and all the guages are functioning properly. Only once in my life of 1000s of hours of flying, has the plane I was flying failed this test, a failure that would have been disaster if in the air.