Re: 757 flight recorder located

From: (Ralph Ricks )
Organization: Netcom
Date:         14 Mar 96 17:49:32 
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In <airliners.1996.341@ohare.Chicago.COM> Andy Zeitlin
<> writes:
>..In the near term, the system probably will use the Mode S data link,
>which is very limited in its capacity. The messages will carry
>aircraft position, velocity, direction, identity, but little else.
>Contrast this to a flight data recorder which tells about engine
>speeds, flaps, vertical rates, bank, pitch, etc etc.

However, it doesn't make sense to continuously broadcast>info. that
rarely will be needed if bandwidth is at all scarce.

One more thing:  the cockpit voice recorder is usually far more
valuable than the FDR in crash investigations.  Should all cockpit
audio be transmitted to the ground?