Lost a wing at 8000 ft diving on an Albatross D.III, so he had a long time to think about his error.
Mmuaha... - oops, sorry! Now you know how my earlier learnings went and felt on the Albatros V-strutters - it was a long way to "understand" the fragility of it's lower wings, and to learn to know how far I can go. Good that we have more than just one lives, isn't it?
Did you use the blip switch? You should perform steep dives only with much reduced throttle, or blipped (on planes without throttle).
Vice-President of the BOC (Barmy OFFers Club) Member of the 'Albatros Aviators Club' - "We know how to die with Style!"