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  • Cockpit Video Camerasthe Issues - 1,363 words
    Cockpit Video Cameras...The Issues Introduction The National Transportation Board has recommended to the Federal Aviation Administration that all FAR Part 121, 125, and 135 passenger-carrying aircraft be equipped with cockpit video recorders, cockpit voice recorders and digital flight data recorders (Rimmer, 2000). The use of flight data information has been very useful to the National Transportation Safety Board for solving countless aircraft accidents and mishaps. The recent surge for the upgraded equipment, especially the cockpit video recorders, stems from the crashes of ValuJet Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades, Swissair Flight 111, which crashed off the coast of Halifax, and more re ...
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  • Cockpit Video Camerasthe Issues - 1,354 words
    ... mandate the video recorders, as far as viewing, as the cockpit voice recorder (Mann, 2000). The National Transportation Safety Board does release transcripts of the voice recordings, but are prohibited by law to release the actual recordings of the voice recorders (Carley, 2000). Duane Woerth, President of the Airlines Pilots Association, stated that the protection already in place is not sufficient enough to protect the recordings. There were several instances where the news has received actual voice recordings and used them for the world to listen (Mann, 2000). Flight Operations Quality Assurance does not require an accident to happen in order for information to be obtained. The data c ...
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  • Accidents - 1,643 words
    ... ike metallurgy, forensics, etc. 5. Obtain all other non-privileged materials gathered by the SIB. 6. Obtain a list of the SIB witnesses. Once all the data and evidence has been collected the advisors are brought in to review all the information and make judgments and evaluations, not to mention aid in the writing of the report. A maintenance advisor reviews maintenance records, documentation, personnel and supervision. A Medical advisor should review: 1. Medical qualifications 2. Postmortem and toxicology reports. Which by the way are obtained from the SIB flight surgeon. 3. Post-accident medical examination records of survivors. 4. And last but not least autopsy protocols and medical re ...
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  • Aerodynamics Of Planes - 1,137 words
    ... e air over the wings creating lift. This initial force is usually found in the form of a propeller or a jet engine. An exception to those forms of thrust is a glider. A glider still needs an initial force to begin flight, which is usually found in a tow plane. The most commonly used thrust mechanism is a propeller. The propeller will continue to be the most commonly used because of its effectiveness and cheapness. Due to the jet engines high cost and high speeds it will remain primarily a military aircraft power plant. The physics of thrust used in aircraft is semi-complicated. Firstly, in the case of the propeller the propeller must be large enough to displace or pull enough air to keep ...
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  • Airline Safety - 1,183 words
    Airline Safety Airline Safety Many people travel by airplane all around the world. For some people it is the only way they can get to where they are going. On a daily basis, averages of 28 to 30,000 seats are filled on airplanes (Bear, Stearns Co. URL www.hotelonline.com). At each airport, there are hundreds of arrivals and departures worldwide. Even though airline officials say flying is safe, accidents kill many people because airlines neglect to prevent human error or repair faulty equipment. Sometimes I think the only reason an airplane could crash is if something on the plane were to break. However, most of the time that is not the case. A survey conducted by Boeing found that flight cr ...
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  • Airline Safety Bill 2001 - 1,711 words
    Airline Safety Bill (2001) Introduction (Background of Actors): There are quite a few actors in respect to interest groups and domestic airline safety. The interest groups come from varying backgrounds of business, labor, government and public interest. The actors that we are focused on are the domestic airline companies, the aerospace industry, private security firms, various labor groups, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Congress, The World Conference on Transportation Research Society (WCTRS) and the American people. Business Sector The business sector plays a major role in our domestic airline safe ...
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  • Are Airplanes Safe - 1,143 words
    Are Airplanes Safe? Are Airplanes Safe? TWA Flight 800, EgyptAir Flight 990, and Alaska Air Flight 461 and countless other flight numbers from the past decade all have one major thing in common with each other. All three are commercial airline flights that have gone down with no survivors, and all of these flights have happened in the past five years. All three of these mentioned accidents got extensive publicity in the few weeks after they occurred, the reason for this was because of the great number of people that were killed on each flight. On TWA Flight 800, all 212 passengers were killed. On EgyptAir Flight 990, all 167 people lost their lives; and all 88 passengers aboard Alaska Air Fl ...
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  • Aviationaerospace Psychology - 1,450 words
    ... aircraft. Additionally, from reading the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) transcripts that the flight crew was also lacking in what is considered general operator knowledge. Specifically there was confusion between the flight crew on how to change and test the gear indicator light, and how to view the mechanical nose gear indicator in the nose compartment. The flight crew also displayed a lack of awareness of the actual aircraft's position and had become complacent in their duties by relying on the autopilot to fly the aircraft. This lack of awareness is displayed in the transcript when the CAM-2 microphone recorded "We did something to the altitude" CAM-1 recorded "What?" CAM-2 recorded "W ...
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  • Ayrton Senna - 1,010 words
    Ayrton Senna Often in peoples lives an event can happen that is forever remembered as one of the most important. Be it a family story, or something that has absolutely nothing to do with the person, the event is deeply engraved in the individuals mind and will always stay with him or her. This happened when I was twelve years old. I have been a car-racing fan since the age of nine and ever since I started getting into the world of the Formula 1 World Championship, one driver started capturing my attention more and more. His name was Ayrton Senna, of Brazil. A three-time World Champion, whom I saw in 1994, after two seasons of driving for the same mediocre team (while still managing to win a ...
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  • Book Title: Atlantis - 1,379 words
    Book Title: Atlantis Author: Greg Donegan Pages: 345 Setting: The book had four time periods in it. It started in the Cambodian jungles in the year 800 A.D. Then it goes to the Bermuda Triangle in the year 1945. After that, we go ahead in time back to Cambodia in 1968. Finally, to the present, where most of the story takes place. Characters Protagonist: He is Eric Dane, an ex-special ops during the Vietnam War. He has a special power where he can feel certain things like upcoming danger and communicating telepathically. Antagonist: This is a mysterious green mist. It is located at three main spots: the Bermuda Triangle, the Devil's Sea in Japan, and in the jungles of Cambodia. Major Characte ...
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  • Budget For Terrorism - 1,558 words
    Budget For Terrorism Budgeting Against Terrorism This year's budget will be required to address the new and dangerous reality of terrorism on the US home front. Over the next 5 years $50 billion dollars has been allotted to plans that are specifically geared to dealing with terrorism. In my belief in is important to separate the budget into two different categories of counter-terrorism. The first category allocates money in response to the attacks of September 11th. This money will contribute to programs that offer monetary assistance to both those directly affected by the attacks and those suffering from the negative economic impact of the attack. Approximately $30 billion dollars will be a ...
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  • Collision Aviodance - 1,336 words
    Collision Aviodance Collision Avoidance: ADS-B or TCAS March 7, 2000 INTRODUCTION Background Collision avoidance is something that has been a problem in aviation for a long time. Most of the flights conducted today rely on the see and avoid concept and ground radar. Both of which have their flaws. The FAA predicts that mid-air collisions will increase by 300% over the next 20 years due to the increase in flights being flown by all areas of the aviation community (Kraus xiv). Civil aircraft have had onboard protection from midair collisions only since 1990 and general aviation aircraft are not required to have any collision avoidance technology onboard(www.cassd.org 1). In order to effectivel ...
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  • During World War One, The Role Of Airplanes And How They - 1,208 words
    During World War One, the role of airplanes and how they were used changed greatly. At first planes were only used for sport, but people started realize that not only could airplanes be useful but they could even influence an outcome of the war greatly. Soon the war was filled with blimps, planes, and tethered balloons. By the end of the war, planes became a symbol of fear, but they were not always treated with such respect. In the time leading up to the war, the general feeling about planes was, they were a sneaky, unfair tactic that should not be used in warfare. During The 1899 Hague Peace Conference it was put on record that the dropping or shooting of any projectiles or explosives from ...
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  • Egyptair Flight 990informative Speech - 952 words
    Egyptair Flight 990-Informative Speech Title: The Pilot or The Plane? General Purpose: To Inform Specific Purpose: To inform the audience of a plane crash that occurred a couple of weeks ago. I. Introduction A. (Attention Getter) Passengers on EgyptAir were beginning to get relaxed, take a quick nap, or drink a cup of coffee. All of a sudden, a big rumble on the plane occurs, passengers notice that their coffee mugs are beginning to spill, and their weight is beginning to be shifted. They then see that there overhead luggage is being tossed from their compartments to the other side of the plane. Everyone begins screaming, holding on to their seats, trying to buckle their seatbelts. As they l ...
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  • Elizabethan Theater - 1,251 words
    Elizabethan Theater Drama changed literature and theater into what it is today. I. History of Elizabethan Theater a. forming of theater 1. medieval church 2. mystery and morality b. actors 1. rogues and thieves 2. acting guilds II. Influences and people a. commanding actors 1. Shakespeare 2. Burbage b. other 1. wars of the roses (other historical influences) 2. laws restricting theater III. The theaters a. prices 1. seating 2. stage b. the theater and the globe 1. locations and characteristics 2. Burbage and other accomplishment Elizabethan Drama During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, England underwent a dramatic change in priorities. The importance of art and literature became highly preval ...
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  • Environmentsl Sys - 809 words
    Environmentsl Sys Conan Poitra The SA227 family of aircraft are low wing monoplanes, built by Fairchild Aircraft Corporation. These aircraft include the Merlin IIC, Merlin IVC, and the Metro III. These three aircraft are powered by two turboprop engines equipped with constant speed, full feathering, four blade, reversible propellers made by Dowty-Rotol, or McCauley propellers. The cabin is pressurized, heated and cooled by bleed air which is ducted through valves, heat exchangers, and refrigeration unit. The air conditioning system supplies cold, hot, and fresh air to both the cockpit and the cabin. These aircraft have two independent systems; both are capable of complete air conditioning. B ...
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  • Formula - 2,147 words
    Formula 1 Formula 1 Racing General Information Racing Strategies Chassis Aerodynamics Construction Brakes Wheels and Tires Safety Safety Features of the Car Safety Devices of the Drivers Powertrain Engine Technology Materials Transmission: Technology Cockpit Instruments Switches: Displays and lights: Steering wheel and pedals: Conclusion References Car Specifications and Performance Figures Comparison with a passenger vehicle: APPENDICES A Technical Specification -Williams Renault FW19 Formula 1 Racing Car B Technical Specifications -Renault V10 RS9 Engine Summary Formula 1 racing has become the second most watched sporting event in the world. Many of the spectators do not know realize how m ...
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  • Formula - 1,974 words
    ... e puncture-proof fuel cell. This fuel cell is designed to withstand a crash by deforming; this will reduce the chance of fire in a crash. The fuel cell is covered in Kevlar which is the same material used in bullet proof vests. This makes the fuel cell very strong. To absorb energy in a crash, the chassis is made of impact-absorbing body panels. These panels will crumple in a crash and absorb most of the energy. This same technology is now used on commercial passenger vehicles and is called a "crumple zone." In the event of a crash, the wheels of the car are designed to break off. This will make the car slide along the ground, making it slow down more quickly. This also helps to prevent ...
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  • Halfway There - 847 words
    Halfway There Halfway There People. Droves of them, hustling off to their appointed gates with seventeen suitcases strapped to themselves like pack mules. All scowling, furrowing their brows. Hoping to get to where they want to go, and with all seventeen suitcases they came with. Me? I only had two bags, but one of them was large enough to be a body bag. Beside me was my cousin, a tall 16-year old, the jock type, with broad shoulders and pimple covered cheeks. He, of course, got stuck carrying my oversized bag. As we made our way past the ticket counter the automatic doors whooshed open, nearly sweeping us away in a blast of icy air. It was December in Vermont, which means one thing: cold. T ...
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  • Holography - 1,025 words
    ... ther great asset came about in 1977, the Museum of Holography's traveling exhibition, Through the Looking Glass." It is based on its inaugural exhibition of the same name and was opened in Toronto. The traveling show visited art museums and galleries, children's museums and science & technology centers in the United States and abroad for well over a decade. What magazine was the first to use a hologram? The National Geographic magazine was the first major publication to put a hologram on its cover. The March 1984 issue carried nearly 11 million holograms throughout the world. Another cover hologram illustrated the feature article, The Search for Early Man" came out in November of 1985. T ...
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