Friday, October 10, 2014

When "Black and White" is better than a Rainbow

Flying home from a committee meeting where we discussed miswiring,
I look up and find that the no-smoking and seat-belt wiring are reversed only on the indicators over my seat!
Miswiring, typically when two connectors are mistakenly swapped, can become a hazard to the airplane and airplane systems.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

In-Flight Telemetry

Is it technically feasible for a flight data acquisition unit parametric feed, normally directed to the crash-survivable digital flight data recorder, to be also transmitted in real time?