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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Instrument landing at night

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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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Hat tip to Mike L.

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"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt

"Logic. There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little omnipresent fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense." - Victor Davis Hanson