UPS Flight 6 Inflight Fire

Uncontained Cargo Fire – UPS Flight 6

A few days ago, the General Civil Aviation Authority of the United
Arab Emirates has released its final report on the Boeing 747 which
crashed on the 3rd of September in 2010 after an uncontained cargo
fire.

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Uncontained Cargo Fire Leading to Loss of Control Inflight and
Uncontrolled Descent Into Terrain

The 326-page accident report is excellently written and deals with all
the issues involved with this tragic flight and an analysis of the
situation. Here is a summary of the main points.

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11:35 UPS Airlines Boeing 747-400AF, a two-crew four-engine wide-body
aircraft, arrives from Hong Kong on a scheduled cargo service.

The Flight Crew reported a failure with the PACK 1 air conditioner
during the flight. The ground engineer could not replicate the fault.

The PACKs provide preconditioned air to the pressurized fuselage. The
Boeing 747 has three PACKs.

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A homesick snowbird

Empathy for a homesick snowbird

I was in Naples, FL the other day.

I saw a bumper sticker on a parked car that read:

“I miss Chicago.”

So I broke the window, stole the radio, shot out two of the tires, added an Obama bumper sticker and left a note that read, “I hope this helps.”

1940s Aircraft Carrier Color Video…(VERY Rare)

This is cool. This is very cool.
Dick

1940′s Aircraft Carrier In The Pacific – Rare color footage

This is 16mm color (not “colorized”) footage that you may not have seen of carrier action in the Pacific.
Not many color shots in the ’40′s – extremely expensive then, with a complicated and exacting processing procedure.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dR3h2HdnBQ]

PS: This following disclaimer might raise an eyebrow if you happen to believe in freedom, liberty & privacy. If you’re a liberal, never mind.

WARNING: The National Security Agency is likely recording and storing this communication as part of its unlawful spying programs on all Americans … and people worldwide. The people who created the NSA spying program say that this communication – and any responses – can and will be used against the American people at any time in the future should folks in government decide to go after us for political reasons. And private information in digital communications may be given to big companies by the government.

Mass surveillance doesn’t keep us safe, and even the top national security experts say that we don’t need it. (They also say we should get a grip.)

And that’s the way it is in Numb Nuts Obama’s New & Improved Amerika. Beautiful isn’t it? How do you like it so far? Oh, you didn’t get the bill yet? Never fear, you will…. stealing your freedom isn’t free you know – you have to pay for it – and you will.