Saturday, December 4, 2010

Instrument landing at night

I was watching the History Channel earlier. The program was about the ten most dangerous airports in the world..

Best I could tell, Aspen didn't make the list, or maybe I missed it.

Now I am a firm believer that all landings that you walk away from are good, so I decided to repost this video showing improvements in night landing technology. I haven't kept up so I have no idea as to when, or if, this will show up in the cockpit, but it is impressive.

The video is split screen allowing you to see what the pilot sees with and without the display.

Enjoy. And next time you fly into Aspen at night in the snow, think about those hills to the right.. and if the pilot decides to take you back to Denver.... Don't bitch.

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