[time-nuts] FW: IIMorrow GPS units non-functional since Sunday
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Wed Aug 20 04:16:07 EDT 2008
> In message <f616e0f80808200001y17bb86d0m14fed6270f1ec8ff at mail.gmail.com>,
> Palfreyman" writes:
>>When I fly in a commercial plane, the display in front of me shows its
>>in km/h and height in metres. The pilot announces the same.
>>I would have thought that if any group of people could convert quickly it
>>would be airline pilots.
> Ahh, but it's not just the pilots is it ?
> It's also all the instruments in the planes, all the lingo with ATC and
> all the maps.
> A particular worry would be flightlevels, where it would get really
> nasty if somebody confuses feet and meter near a major airport.
Add the stress factor at the time of an incident. This is when the
conversion comes in and can be the cause of a major incident rather than
just being a small incident.
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