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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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Mike Schwartz
Kathmandu, Undone
Eric, thank you for reminding me to do something to support the relief efforts. Mike
2015-04-27 21:45:24
Mark Sileikis
Kathmandu, Undone
Dr. Lawrence, I work for the State Dept. now has you did many years ago. Things have not changed for most of the world. Currently in Lome, Togo
2015-04-27 16:30:02
Eric Lamar
Kathmandu, Undone
C- Thanks for sharing your memories. Nepal is an extraordinary place. Eric
2015-04-27 12:35:39
cortez lawrence
Kathmandu, Undone
Eric: Nicely said. 30 years ago (or so) I spent a few years with the State Department and traveled to Nepal on one of my many sorties. This was before the quantum leap in population and urban sprawl, and I remember a very unsophisticated infrastructure and took almost the exact same photo in front of…
2015-04-27 12:28:44
Victoria Huckenpahler
Congressional Staffers: Pay Raise Needed!
All this while it was just revealed that one of the waiters in the Senate dining room is so poorly paid that he is homeless, meanwhile trying to support 5 kids! Heard this poor man speak on NPR yesterday.
2015-04-26 02:05:06
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