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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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Eric Lamar
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
When you say that it is OK for our union to take money originally donated for Sick Children, we find ourselves on different sides of the ethical divide.
2015-09-04 21:17:27
Steve
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
So MDA is keeping $0.94 of every dollar raised, that is exponentially better than most charities do (as Dan pointed out, and you couldn't rebut this point). Would you prefer we just not do "fill the boot" at all and not raise any money for MDA? Then you wouldn't have to write a baseless article…
2015-09-04 20:54:27
Mike Mohler
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
David, Marvin told us that the late Vinnie Bollon reported in our IAFF magazine that OUR UNION assessed MDA 1.4 million dollars to deposit into the general fund. Local 2068, my Local has raised the most money for MDA several times. The VPFF, my state council, has been one of the top states for years…
2015-09-04 14:13:39
David R. Anders
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
Have you heard the saying that it is like trying to squeeze blood out of a turnip. Eric, you may be squeezing a beet thinking the red juice is blood. You are looking dumber by the day. A lot more than me keep asking you where is the beef?
2015-09-04 02:20:52
Eric Lamar
Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”
Dano--Thank you for failing, completely, to address the issue of the IAFF shaking down the MDA. Quite a feat on your part. E
2015-09-04 01:35:52
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