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The Sad Futility of Trying to Stop Planes Crashing | VICE | United Kingdom
"There's a rule of thumb when you're designing a complicated system, which says that when you get to a point where you're applying fixes to fixes it may be time to step back and reconsider the whole thing."
flight  911  aviation  terrorism  crash  cfit  security 
march 2015 by pw201
The Turn - 93.12
"At the very heart of winged flight lies the banked turn, a procedure that by now seems so routine and familiar that airline passengers appreciate neither its elegance and mystery nor its dangerously delusive character. The author, a pilot, takes us up into the subject"
flight  history  aviation  flying  banking  physics 
july 2010 by pw201
YouTube - N559DW full flight with radar overlay - Doug White King Air landing HD
Via realinterrobang: passenger with a PPL for single engined light aircraft lands something a bit bigger when his pilot dies. Video of the radar with audio from the radio.
aviation  flying  pilot  air-traffic-control  emergency  radar 
july 2010 by pw201

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