Last night Channel 4 in the UK aired a programme called ‘The Plane Crash’, which documented a controlled crash of a Boeing 727 in a dried lakebed in Mexico. This event took over four years of planning and involved many experts across the fields of air accident investigations, biomechanics, and aviation safety. It was fascinating,[…]
Link to story on BBC website. It is important to note that the flying public was never in danger. It could be argued that exercises such as planting ‘dummy’ bombs in luggage makes flying safer. It would be interesting to learn more about the training which this worker underwent, and see if there is a[…]
Michael O’Leary claims €1.2m is 20 times more than the average employee of Ryanair is paid. Link takes you to the original Guardian.co.uk article, with the full (as of 10:00 3 October 2012) comments, over 200.
29 September 2012: Nepal air crash; 19 dead (via guardian.co.uk) My sympathies to all who are affected. It’s a good sign that the UK AAIB are investigating the scene; I will be very curious to learn if (mis)communication played a part in this tragedy.
The UK government has recently published a style guide for the new GOV.UK website (a sort of gateway mega-site which directs users to the sites which best suit their needs), and there are a few interesting points about it I’d like to briefly discuss here.