I couldn’t help but notice in the Oct. 21 issue that CFI Tom Thibodeau was standing directly under one of the Super Cub’s prop blades (Teaching kids to fly Alaskan style). Bad idea! Instructors should make it a point to remind students (and themselves, in this case!) that one should never stand underneath or so close to a prop, let alone in its rotational plane.
Although it’s extremely rare for an engine to start on its own — or for a prop to lose a blade while it’s spinning — you just never know.