Re: 757 flight recorder located

From: (Jim Strain)
Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest)
Date:         14 Mar 96 17:49:31 
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In article <airliners.1996.263@ohare.Chicago.COM>, wrote:

> 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?

Flight recorders are pretty tough, and it's pretty amazing that the
integrity of the data they contain is so frequently maintained after the
most horrific crashes, but it's quite a leap from being able to preserve
stored data after a crash to being able to transmit it.  After a crash,
the box is usually salvageable, but that doesn't mean it still *works*.
. . . jim strain in san diego.