Re: Peruvian 757 crash

Date:         08 Dec 96 04:12:43 
From:         Art Intemann <>
Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc.
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> Are there not facilities/instructions on how to reboot all your
> computers DURING a flight ?

> I realise that there would be problems
> estimating your current position once computers are back up and telling
> the computer that it had awaken right in the middle of a flight.
Really big problems...

> I was once on a A320 where the pilots explained to us the PAX that the
> "computer was not cooperating" and that they had to shut it down and
> restart it from scratch and that this would take 8 minutes and that we
> would thus be leaving a bit late. I assume a good part of the 8 minutes
> was running a checklist and recalibrating stuff, correct ?
That's the length of time it takes for the unit to align and be capable
of navigation.

> Just how long does it take to reboot the computers on a plane ?
Eight minutes in this case....