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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
Dark power: Grand designs for interstellar travel - space - 25 November 2009 - New Scientist
Bussard Ramjets collecting dark matter, and tiny black holes emitting Hawking radiation: two possible starship drive technologies.
science  space  flight  physics  interstellar 
december 2009 by pw201
YouTube - Flight Patterns
Visualisation of flights over the US. Very pretty.
flight  airline  air-traffic-control  radaer 
june 2007 by pw201

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