Yeah, that would be a little close for my taste too.
But that being said, Have you ever pulled the power plug from a Volpar Beech with both motors turning?
That is pretty close. When I did that I used only my right hand, My left one was firmly holding onto the forward lip of the nosegear bay.....Still spooky.
Also seen one metro that had the plug-in on the the right hand cowling, about 4 feet aft of the propline...Spooky when you do a double engine start off the cart on that aircraft too.
Winner in my book is the time that I did an Airstart on a RV
L-188 and they decided to start up #3. On that particular aircraft the attachement was still in the same spot as on the factory L-188s, Wingroot fairling right behind the #3 prop. On the other two fleetmembers they where retro-fitted to the aft fuselage.
We used a compressed air start bottle so it would have been about 1 1/2 hours before it would have been recharged for another start, So no shutting down and restarting another motor.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.