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      How does the latch operate? Is there an...

      How does the latch operate? Is there an additional action required to put it into "locked" vs "normal" or is it just one more detent? Is it possible that he just turned it too far?

      Of course,...
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      Still not 100% sure about this suicide angle. ...

      Still not 100% sure about this suicide angle. They say he wasn't unconscious because they can hear him breathing, but that doesn't make any sense. There are plenty of ways to be unconscious without...
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      That's a pretty big conclusion to jump to. Not...

      That's a pretty big conclusion to jump to. Not sure about the European regs, but in the US, the cockpit door is always locked. One pilot becoming incapacitated while the other is in the head sounds...
    4. A definite must. I wear plugs on any ride over...

      A definite must. I wear plugs on any ride over 15 mins. Gotta conserve the old hearing. And if you must listen to music, get some specialized noise blocking earbuds. The regular ones will kill...
    5. One glaring thing in need of modification is to...

      One glaring thing in need of modification is to go a little further south before heading west. You're missing out on some fantastic riding through the Appalachians in the Carolinas and northern...
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      True enough. The system I was thinking of is on...

      True enough. The system I was thinking of is on the F-18 and deploys if the crew ejects. Obviously not an option on an airliner. I was thinking of something like a frangible container somewhere in...
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      A lot of naval aircraft have a jettison-able...

      A lot of naval aircraft have a jettison-able flight recorder that floats to make recovery easier if a plane goes in the drink. Might not be a bad idea to have a similar system for aircraft on...
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      This. Considering that they've already found the...

      This. Considering that they've already found the black boxes from this flight, I fail to see how this crash provides much of a case for real time streaming.
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    9. Good point there. If you're going to do a group...

      Good point there. If you're going to do a group ride, it's always good to be with a crew that won't pressure you into doing stupid things to keep up. The best situation is if you can ride...
    10. Hope I don't jinx myself, but I started riding at...

      Hope I don't jinx myself, but I started riding at about the same age as you nearly 15 years ago and have been accident free with only one drop from a near stand-still. Does that mean I think it...
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      I don't work in TV, but I do work in an industry...

      I don't work in TV, but I do work in an industry where there's often assignments that put people far from home and working closely together for long hours. I've been in more than a few shouting...
    12. People find weird things to bag on other riders...

      People find weird things to bag on other riders for. Having a squared off rear is just an indication of the nature of the roads in your area, not your riding skills. If there aren't many twisties...
    13. Although they teach you about the impossible turn...

      Although they teach you about the impossible turn almost from your first lesson, I don't think he had a better option here. There are heavily populated areas for miles in any direction, so you're...
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      I'm not sure "borrowing" a license from a racer...

      I'm not sure "borrowing" a license from a racer is going to get it done. It's probably required for liability reasons, so I'm guessing it would have to be in your name. My only suggestion is to go...
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      Kind of funny since it's being done by Boeing's...

      Kind of funny since it's being done by Boeing's "Phantom Works" which is pretty much a copy of Lockheed's Skunkworks.

      And regarding the hydrogen, it's actually surprisingly safe. The giant...
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      I don't think many of you are taking full...

      I don't think many of you are taking full advantage of the "money's no object" rule:

      1. Commuting/touring/distances - R1200GS
      2. Track day - Britten V1000
      3. Twisties - KTM 690 Duke
      4. General...
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      Don't know? I suppose it depends on how good...

      Don't know? I suppose it depends on how good your job is now.

      Anyway, the military standards are probably easier to come by than any individual company's. Here's the USN regs:
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      Bragging that you got hired with Delta, or...

      Bragging that you got hired with Delta, or looking to pull a "Catch Me If You Can"?

      http://www.etv.co.za/sites/etv.co.za/files/styles/large/public/Catch-me-if-you-can.gif?itok=3Bt_oglD
    19. Good advice. I hadn't thought of the career...

      Good advice. I hadn't thought of the career placement angle.

      Also, I thought of another route to consider starting out -- working in the factory. The work may not be as interesting since...
    20. Oh, and I hear you loud and clear on the turning...

      Oh, and I hear you loud and clear on the turning 30 thing. I had the same kind of "1/3 life crisis" and was about to do the same thing. Well, I was looking at a helo rating, but that was twice the...
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