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      A Safety Group Applauds 

     Epitaphs Carved in Stone   

      Smart Wiring 

     Down to the Wire 

      Hazards in the cabin   

     The SDR Reporting System Limbo

      Prof Cynthia Furse - on Wiring 

     1000 and one month to go 

     The Boeing Audit and the FAA

     UA965 Fire (UKAAIB Report)

     FAA Ignores Defective Bolts  

     United Airlines 965 Wiring Fire 

    What is arc-tracking? 

     The Smell of old socks

if text be the vision of love, read on    USA Today Wiring Report 

A Fig for those by law protected, for Liberty's a Glorious Feast, Courts for Cowards were erected, Churches built to please the Priest. Robbie Burns     An FAA Admission of Failure 

if text be the vision of love, read on    An Aussie Revolution 

A Fig for those by law protected, for Liberty's a Glorious Feast, Courts for Cowards were erected, Churches built to please the Priest. Robbie Burns     TWA800 Final NTSB Report 

"The trouble with the world, is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." Bertrand Russell    Smoker Airtran 913 

Being an airline pilot would be great if you didn't have to go on all those trips     The IASA Symposium 

* In the ongoing battle between objects made of aluminum going hundreds of miles per hour and the ground going zero miles per hour, the ground has yet to lose.    TWA800  [Wiring Perspectives] 

JSome people approach every problem with an open mouth.- Adlai Stevenson     Lethal Lemon - the MD11 

If you haven't all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have, that you wouldn't want.    TWA800's Fourth Horseman  

Just because we don't get any complaints doesn't mean our parachutes are perfect.     The Story of Wiring 

Learn from the mistakes of others.  You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.    AirTrans Smoker 

The ONLY time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.     Ralph Nader is Back  

A 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away.  A 'great' landing is one after which they can use the plane again.    The Forest for the Trees   

The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool.  When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot sweating.     Intensively ATSRAC   

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese    767 Fire Hazard   

So let it be written, so let it be done...     Emergency Evacuation 

Death is a natural occurrence - life simply prolongs the inevitable    FAA Checks Bounce

Apart from sudden Death, Nature is generally fair.     Truth Will Out 

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.- Frank Zappa     The Exec Office gauges Wire  

"Black holes are where God divided by zero." - Steven Wright     No More Challenger Disasters

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.- Christian Nestell Bovee    How the FAA Lost the Thread  

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.- Robert Louis Stevenson     Slack on Cables  

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.- George S. Patton    Wiring a "National Concern"  

Don't brood on what's past, but never forget it either.- Thomas H. Raddall     Aged Wiring to be addressed  

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.- Abraham Lincoln    A Finding in Your Favour  

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.- Mahfouz Naguib     The Blanket Non-Decision 

According to the latest official figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless. Ashleigh Brilliant     Procrastinators

The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. Niels Bohr   The Double Cross-over

IF IT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED, IT'S NO ACCIDENT. John Sampson    AS261- Wear and Tears  

NO ONE HAS BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED BY HAVING THEIR TAIL FEATHERS RUFFLED. Really?   And now you Know what a Gimbalnut is

I distinctly remember forgetting that. - Clara Barton     Post-Crash Fire Prevention

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.- Alec Bourne   Diffident Concerns - Shuttle Wiring

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. - Louisa May Alcott    Unintrusive Wiring Inspections  

Why don't you pair 'em up in threes? -Yogi Berra    MD11 Major Electrical Re-WORK

I distinctly remember forgetting that. - Clara Barton     Law and Profits in Aviation  

Why create mediocrity when you can copy genius   Perceptions and Perspectives 

I'm proud of my humility    Some IFE Facts

I marvel at the strength of human weakness.    DAStardly Deeds 

It isn't an optical illusion. It just looks like one    Impaired Piloting (KAL 801) 

No matter where you go, there you are!    Air Safety Inspectors Overburdened

"One test result is worth one thousand expert opinions" -- Wernher Von Braun          The GAO inspects the FAA

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. Oscar Levant    Your Preference?    [VH-OJD Fire]

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Ben Franklin    Boeing Deceit

I used to be indecisive, now I'm not sure    Diane Rehm Transcript     

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. Arthur Ashe    CBC Transcript 

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is not a problem. Theodore Rubin    JUST a THEORY            

God works wonders, now and then; Behold! A lawyer and an honest man. Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard's Almanack    The MD11 Accident History

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is not a problem. Theodore Rubin   Askable Questions   

If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it.---Austin O'Malley     ALPA Speaks Out 

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. - Maori proverb   IFE System Banned   

The paradox of air safety is that the safest airline culture in the world can still accommodate an accident and the worst can have none. John Sampson    An Interview with Ronald Wojnar   

An eye for an eye will make the whole world go blind. Mahatma Gandhi         WHITE HOUSE COMMISSION ON AVIATION 

                      SAFETY AND SECURITY -THE DOT STATUS REPORT

There is a vast difference between seeing life and living life. -- Edgar Rice Burroughs    Retired Admiral Speaks of Kapton   

An eye for an eye will make the whole world go blind. Mahatma Gandhi    All these accidents lately    

The paradox of air safety is that the safest airline culture in the world can still accommodate an accident and the worst can have none. John Sampson    Geriatric Jets are a Health Hazard   

A man may be in as just possession of the truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.    It Always Cracks     

In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. Einstein, Albert     ALPA Advocates a Virgin Bus   

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. Miyazawa Kenji     Cockpit & Cabin Safety

Chinese Proverb: Man with feet on ground and head in clouds - mighty big man   Inflight Entertainment System Install Faulty   

The answer is simple; if you want something very badly, you can achieve it. Jones, Margo   UK Parliamentary Report on Avn safety

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. Shakespeare, William     ED BLOCK Speaks - NADA/F Oct 2/3  

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. Miyazawa Kenji     Aging Wire (Capt Ken Adams of ALPA)

We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough. Keller, Helen     Aging 747 wiring imagery index 

Many and strange are the universes that drift like bubbles in the foam upon the River of Time.  The Wall of Darkness    Fatigue
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other    No Thank You Mr KATZ I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound as they fly by    Down to the Wire
My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right.    The Cardinal Principle Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.    TWA rejected Kapton 20 years ago
Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last."    Safety First "A wrongdoer is often a man that has left something undone, not always he that has done something."    UK Parliamentarians examine Air Safety
"When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us." Alexander Graham Bell    Will They Ever Know? "It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies."    21Jul 99 -Swissair Salvage Effort Delayed
"When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us." Alexander Graham Bell    What's in a Name? "It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies."     Symposium Thurs 19 Aug (Univ of Ottawa)
"A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain."    Why no Access to the CVR? "A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."- Robert Frost     Qualified Access to the CVR
"Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather become frozen: even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind."- Leonardo da Vinci     The Valujet592 Criminal Charges

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"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."    A Panorama Critique

 

Every mistake offers the opportunity to do it better in the next life.    FAA Agrees To Address ALPA Proposals For Pilot Flight Time, Duty Time And Rest

Every mistake is an opportunity to do it better next time.    ALPA Supports Aging Aircraft Wiring Research

Arthur: I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.  IRC    The SMELL

Many and strange are the universes that drift like bubbles in the foam upon the River of Time.  The Wall of Darkness     The RATE

 

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act"    George Orwell

 

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