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    and the last position recorded placed the helicopter about 3 mi south of the takeoff point and 13 mi north of Sunshine (NTSB 911AA Eurocopter, 2014). Pilot Information The pilot held multiple certificates for helicopters, land, and seaplanes. He also held a flight instructor certificate for helicopters and single engine land planes (NTSB 911AA Eurocopter, 2014). Records showed the pilot had logged over 10,000 flight hours, of which 8,452 hours were in helicopters (NTSB 911AA Eurocopter, 2014). Based on the pilot’s log books and DPS records he had documented only 38.3 hours of instrumental flight in helicopters of which only 0.5 hours was actual instrument time (NTSB 911AA Eurocopter, 2014). The most recent helicopter instrumental flight was logged in 1986 (NTSB 911AA Eurocopter, 2014). Over 27 years prior to the Eurocopter accident. The pilot had flown over 3,000 hours for DPS prior to the accident. 1,738 hours were flown for SAR missions. The year prior to the accident the pilot flew 244 hours for DPS, of which, 239 hours were in the SAR helicopter (NTSB 911AA Eurocopter, 2014). Records did not indicate the use of night vision goggles (NVS’s) during flight. The pilot was certified under DPS manuals to use NVG’s based on training he received in December 2003. The pilot had a previous accident in April of 2006 in the same helicopter. The accident report showed that just after takeoff during the transition from hover to flight, blowing snow temporarily…

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    aircraft to oscillate in roll, yaw, or pitch, or to develop lateral forces which cause aircraft slip or skid. The F-4’s before takeoff checklist required the pilot to ensure that the “Stab aug switches” were engaged and that the stabilator trim was set to 2 units of nose down. In addition, the pilot was required to check that the flight controls moved freely without any restriction. F-4 pilots had to comply with the checklist just like F-16 pilots have to comply with checklists. The F-111…

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    High Jump Biomechanics

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    It includes an athlete jumping over a crossbar, supported by two upright poles, to obtain the greatest height. A male high jumper will run a J shaped curve from a distance of between 15-20 metres from the bar. The main reason for the curve is to make the jumper lean away from the bar at the start of their takeoff (Alexander, 1990; Dapena 1992). Upon launch the objective is for the athlete to have their back entirely to the crossbar at the height of the jump, and their head and feet drooping…

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    El Dorado Airport is one of the highest airports in the world at 8.360 ft. Additionally, right in front of the airport the Andes Mountains are an evident and very dangerous geographical obstacle. These two aspects are limitations for the airport because due to the high altitude, airplanes do not perform well and have to make more effort to takeoff. Moreover, just three types of aircraft can takeoff at maximum takeoff weight and most of the transoceanic flights takeoff with 70% load capacity that…

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    If the weather at the departure airport is below landing minimums an alternate plan of action has to be made, in case plane has to return. There are rules for how far can a takeoff alternate airport be. FAA states that for a two-engine airplane, a takeoff alternate has to be no more than 1 hour of flight with one engine inoperative in still air. For a plane with more than 2 engines, takeoff alternate has to be no more than 2 hours of flight in still air with one engine inoperative. If a…

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    the ‘spike serve’, or better known as the ‘jump serve’, which is an exciting and energetic skill that is captivating for players and spectators alike. This serve can determine the game and the way it is played as it is a vital part of the team’s strategy. The player starts about five to six meters behind the end line of the court, where they perform a fast run up, a dynamic spike takeoff, and follow through with the spiking action at the peak of their jump that sends the ball across the net.…

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    The engineers at Air France evidently overlooked fixing these minute problems that would have saved a hundred innocent lives and an airline. Yet these very small problems will now irrevocably haunt them for their entire lives. The fact that the design and the engineering team had known about these problems and had done nothing, raises huge ethical concerns. An engineer’s foremost obligation is to the public welfare and engineers must “approve only those designs that safeguard the life, health,…

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    January 1976. The Concorde flew with a speed of 2172 km/h and had a takeoff speed of 402 km/h. It used the most powerful pure jet engines flying commercially (Celebrating). Concorde was 62 m long and still increased between 15 to 25 cm due to heating of the airframe as well as a wing span of about 25 m (Celebrating). Also it was painted with specially developed white paint to accommodate these changes and to reflect the heat off from the supersonic flight. Within the airplane was enough space…

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    Flight 604 Failure

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    cockpit. While I do believe that lack of communication was a minor factor, the most contributing factor to the accident was the captain experiencing disorientation shortly after takeoff. The lack of communication in the cockpit was definitely a factor in the accident, but it didn’t necessarily cause it. At the beginning of the flight, before takeoff, the captain made a remark over a comment the first officer said in their previous flight. This remark made it seem like the captain was making…

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    to the brothers and is still used in planes today. With the wing warping, the moveable rudder and their unique control system, the brothers were able to separate themselves from the rest of the inventors which is one reason as to why they were the first successful people to fly an airplane. Something else that they invented for their airplane is a takeoff mechanism. They were able to take off by running with the plane to keep it balanced until it gained enough speed, but the brothers realize…

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