Date: 27 Dec 96 13:32:24 From: Andrew Weir <100637.616@CompuServe.COM> References: 1 Followups: 1
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The 1989 FAR requirement was for a windshear radar device which in those days only told the crew when they were in windshear already and, obviously, all relevant airlines complied. What Continental did was to install a later version of windshear radar which, instead of merely telling you what was doing those nasty things to your plane, gave approximately 30 seconds warning. NASA would like the FAR redrawn so that the predictive system becomes the standard. At the time the Black Box (Survival in the Sky in the US) films were compiled, Continental was the only airline with these predictive windshear radars installed.