Re: 757 flight recorder located

From:         bay@daacdev1.stx.com (John Bay)
Organization: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center -- Greenbelt, Maryland USA
Date:         29 Feb 96 01:24:23 
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John Bay (bay@daacdev1.stx.com) wrote:
: Robert Ashcroft (rna@gsb-birr.Stanford.EDU) wrote:
: : News item in the newspaper today (Feb 16) said that the flight
: : recorder from the Alas/Birgenair 757 had been located on the seabed
: : 12 miles away from the Dominican Republic.  They can now get on with
: : the business of recovery via robot submarine.

: Would it be possible to make a flight recorder that would transmit all its
: stored data upon request, thereby eliminating the necessity to physically
: recover the box?

To carry the thought a step further (and perhaps to extremes), does current
technology make it feasible for airliners to transmit their operating
parameters to the ground in real time?

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John G. Bay
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