No doubt Chris knew the capabilities of the Hawk.....many times had he experienced 'hard pulls' culminating in excess of 9g's, especially when testing the EFM with the joystick in hand.
I am curious....who was present to collect and confirm that data? P-man? Tango? a representative from ED perhaps? intriguing to say the least. ED sign off on the SFM, AFM, EFM .doc, .PFD etc etc as previously mentioned by Chris himself, surely someone at Ed would have had to oversee the ordeal?