AirAsia flight found

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    A nightmore story.
    At some point you have to wonder when they make substantial improvements in the tracking of civilian aircraft and the the emergency data systems. The hunt for the "blackbox" seems to me to be a task that could and should have become history by now. If I can sit on the plane and have a data connection with my computer, then certainly the airlines could be continuously relaying the aircraft and cockpit data via satellite.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...fc50fe-8ff5-11e4-a412-4b735edc7175_story.html
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I've never been a huge fan of pilots or rescuers immediately issuing statements. Sometimes a little filtering helps. You have a group of people who have been viewing the bodies floating from a decent distance. They're at least somewhat use to the idea of those bodies and the bodies take on less human qualities.

    And then you have hundreds of family and friends hoping and praying this "bloated floating body" isn't their loved one.
     
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  3. Juvat

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    Agree....seems like the technology should be there for realtime upload to the "cloud."
     
  4. bruno

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    This is a good video. If you want more discussion and would like to see how professional pilots discuss this incident, visit http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/553569-air-asia-indonesia-lost-contact-surabaya-singapore.html

    PPrune is a huge discussion forum for aviation professionals. Many of its members are literally where the action is, so it is always several steps ahead of cable news. If you like technical discussion and don't mind unfiltered speculation, comments and rancor, it's an interesting place to hang out. The original post linked above had about 700 replies and 800,000 views as of this evening.
     

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