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FF SAFETY: AF 447 : Conclusion (PART 5)

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In trying to determine the cause, itís 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-330ís 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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Darrell
On Memorials, Water and Respect
In this day and age some think it is ok to think these signs are only a suggestion. Now I must admit that I have disregarded signs like this in my past. But as I grew into adulthood, I learned the value of respect and honor. If you want to show and teach respect, then…
2015-07-22 04:10:47
Eric Lamar
The Trumpster, Unleashed
I agree. the hypocrisy is stunning.
2015-07-22 01:30:03
Brien McNamara
On Memorials, Water and Respect
My thoughts and feeling about the memorials and behaviour have also evolved. I pretty much gauge my outlook on how visitors from that time (Korea and Viet Nam vets, members of the Greatest Generation, etc.) would expect and regard the behaviour. Sitting on the ledge unobtrusively dipping one's toes is not especially disrespectful. Kicking water…
2015-07-21 21:31:36
Mike Schwartz
The Trumpster, Unleashed
As a democrat, I whole-heartedly support Trump exercising his first amendment rights. Frankly, his free speech is he best thing the Democrats have going for them coupled with the hypocracy of the Republicans and their tea party/evangelical base. I love that Republicans who criticized Clinton for dodging the draft have no problem when it is…
2015-07-21 21:16:45
Lori Cohen
On Memorials, Water and Respect
I asked a park ranger if it's OK for kids to sit with their feet in the water (not wade). He said yes. I agree with this wholeheartedly. By this point in a tour, I have already told stories and explained symbolism of the memorial. Sitting allows the kids to stay and enjoy on a…
2015-07-21 14:30:44
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