Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571

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    as previously stated that is embedded within this model for ethics. To recap, morality stems from our lived experience that influence the type of person or community we are forming. It is within our freedom to act, that is our power of reasoning, that informs our response to that lived our experience and influence our morality. Within our power of reasons, Connors and McCormick suggest that there is a “tug” that impacts our reasoning to produce good or a more just society. Lastly, persons are shaped as well shaping society structures by the one’s tugs and responses to those tugs. From the former concepts, how if any provide insights into the events that took place in the Andres Plane Crash? It was on October 13th 1972 when Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 disaster took place in South America. On board were 45 people that included a rugby team, their friends and family most who died upon impact. It was reported that 27 members survived the incident and of those survivors another 8 were killed by an unexpected avalanche that swept over the camp. Those who were left, had little food and no source of heat, and received new reports that all search parties have been canceled. This reality left the camp to fed on each other’s dead bodies that had been preserved because of the extreme cold temperatures. After much time, two members of the camp Nando Parrado and Roberto Canesse took the risk of a 10-day trek to find help. With their success the remaining 14 survivors were rescued on…

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    A reoccurring theme in Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors is God being with people at even the most difficult times. The survivors of the Fairchild were all devoted Christians before the crash. This traumatic experience brought them even closer to God during their time in the Andes. This spiritual change is shown throughout the book where the survivors find God in the rough landscape. Canessa and Parrado took off down the mountain alone, freezing, and with little hope that their…

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    Air Power has become the dominant form of military power in our modern world. Through the years, airpower has made significant developments that have impacted our society in positive ways. Eddie Rickenbacker once said, “Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible." Changes in military aviation have occurred in an intense rapidity. Even so, civilian aviation has many breathtaking transformations over the last few decades. By recognizing how the history of…

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    their prophecies that air power alone could win a war; “the bomber will always get through” even without support of fighter escort; and that the bomber would be able to attack adversaries’ vital centers with high altitude precision bombing turned out to be false. Despite of excessive aerial bombing of vital centers, cities and industrial facilities,…

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    “It may be said that Douhet was the theorist of the air power, Mitchell the publicist and catalytic agent, and Trenchard the organizational genius.” -Harry H. Ransom. Air power generates a new revolution in thought, making way for air power theorist like Giulio Douhet, Hugh Trenchard, and Billy Mitchell, and they established the basics of strategic, operational, and tactical employment that will generate influences until our time. The airpower theorists over emphasized the long range…

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    came the revision of Great Britain’s strategy in the war, it was simply to survive. While Germany began its raid of the United Kingdom through the air, the British people took to the skies to defend their homeland, in what would be called the Battle of Britain and total war for the British population. Many leaders emerged to rally the people to combat the Nazi attacks, however, crucial to the British victory in the Battle of Britain was Air Chief…

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    A key example comes from General Giulio Douhet who intensively believed that the development of the aircraft would change the nature of war forever, “it [made it] possible to go far behind the fortified lines of defense without first breaking through them”. He made it very clear in his book The Command of the air that he strongly believed that having a powerful air force would ultimately win you the war, as airstrikes were indefensible. Herman Göring, the leader of the German Luftwaffe…

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    to mobilize and maneuver much faster than regular units. Salmon cites J. A. Houlding’s research throughout his dissertation, making an interesting not in regards to the rigidity of regular British units. This means, the officers in a regular unit had to follow strict guidelines and orders, something that could hinder the leader’s ability to maneuver freely on the battlefield or practice direct leadership on their unit. The Rangers did not have this problem, it will be shown that Simcoe gave…

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    munitions, building ships, airplanes, in the auxiliary services as air-raid wardens, fire officers and evacuation officers, as drivers of fire engines, trains and trams, as conductors and as nurses. This was a bug step up for the women as oppose to the jobs they had in WW1. “The war gave a lot of people jobs. It led them to expect more than they had before. People 's expectations, financially, spiritually, were raised. There was such a beautiful dream. We were gonna reach the end of the…

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    dramatically creating an airpower. When we look at the airpower today, we can define it as a use of all available relevant technology for commanders to use in air, space, and cyberspace. That definition is precisely emphasizing technology as main cause that gave birth of a unique military capability only airpower can provide; among others, to attack directly enemy targets from the air regardless of their location, and to observe from the air.1 Thus, if there…

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