Tag: 2009

  • AF447 – Rio to Paris Air France Crash

       The reason this blogger is not responding to the new book on AF447 released last week is that the BEA (+ EASA now?) still has to determine what instruments were in fact available to the 3 pilots in the cockpit after the autopilot disconnect at cruising altitude, and to perform as well an in-depth analysis […]

  • AF447 & “Space Odyssey 2001”

    AF447 & “Space Odyssey 2001”

       “We no longer have any valid indications” was the ominous statement from the non-flying pilot soon after the captain of AF447 finally emerged from his resting quarters into the cockpit of the Air France flight AF 447 operated with an Airbus 330, on a scheduled run from Rio to Paris.  (underline added) A routine flight it was supposed to be, but […]