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FF SAFETY: AF 447 : Conclusion (PART 5)

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In trying to determine the cause, its almost instinctive to focus on the pilot at the controls, since it was his inputs which led to the nose high pitch and stall. Indeed, in all of the other cruise incidents where mis-matched speeds caused some combination of auto-pilot/auto thrust shutdown along with an alternate law operating […]

FF SAFETY: AF 447 : Investigation (PART 4)

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Today is the fourth in a five-part series exploring the loss of Air France Flight 447 and the lessons firefighters can learn about effective teamwork, communication and decision making in a high risk environment. Air Speed and Pitot Tubes The A-330s computerized flight systems are critically reliant on reliable air speed data. This information is […]

FF Safety: AF 447 : In the Cockpit (Part 3)

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Once airborne, AF-447, very close to its maximum take-off weight, flew north for some distance, inland of Recife before proceeding out over the Atlantic. They climbed to their assigned flight level of 350 (35,000 ft.) The flight crew conversed with air traffic controllers at various points. There were three flight crew on board because of […]

FF Safety: Air France 447 : Search (Part Two)

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Today is the second of a five-part series exploring the loss of Air France Flight 447 and the lessons firefighters can learn about effective teamwork, communication and decision making in a high risk environment. In the days immediately after the disappearance of AF-447, bodies and lighter pieces of the aircraft were located on the ocean […]

FF Safety: Air France 447: 263 Seconds (Part One)

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Today is the beginning of a five-part series exploring the loss of Air France Flight 447 and the lessons firefighters can learn about effective teamwork, communication and decision making in a high risk environment. On May 31st, 2009, at about 22:30, Air France flight 447 departed Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on a scheduled flight to […]

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Edward FitzGerald
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
It shows why term limits are a good idea!
2015-09-03 17:50:37
Eric Lamar
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
Dave: If you think I am wrong that the MDA pays IAFF $1.4M a year to raise $26M, just ask your DVP. If you think I am wrong that the IAFF puts that money into their operating fund, just ask your DVP. You are the puzzled person. It's quite obvious that the IAFF shakes down…
2015-09-03 15:36:43
David R. Anders
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
I am trying to understand where you are coming from. Let’s see…..IAFF locals collect money for MDA and the local MDA chapter deposited it. Now you are saying the GP keeps a small portion of it. How does he do that without the MDA knowing it? You use words and phrases like “the IAFF is…
2015-09-03 15:25:52
Gerry Gay
IAFF Corruption: That Ole’ Grey Goose
Eric, Is this the best you can do. First and formost the slip is 5 years old. August 19, 2010. As one brother put it, their is a process to fix this if true and this blog is not the answer. I don't know you but It's just taking your credibility within the IAFF down…
2015-09-02 21:51:38
Cornell Gionet
Iran and “The Deal”
But under this deal, Iran must reduce its centrifuges to 6,104 for the next ten years. No enrichment will be allowed at the Fordow facility at all, and the only centrifuges Iran will be allowed to use are their oldest and least efficient models.
2015-09-01 20:03:31
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