It actually took nearly 17 minutes, because although they were professional terrorists, they were still only amateur pilots.
During the early 20th century, the jumpsuit was worn by military pilots, who would strap parachute packs to their backs.
A large number of the inhabitants are also engaged in the fisheries and as pilots.
Sands surround the whole coast of the North Sea to such an extent that the entrance to the ports is not practicable without the aid of pilots.
The rapids, or porogs, form a serious obstacle to navigation; it is only for a few weeks when the river is in flood that they are passable, and even then the venture is not without risk and can only be undertaken with the assistance of special pilots.