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Old June 9th 04, 02:24 PM
Hilton
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Default NTSB recommends revision of pilot color-vision tests

http://www.knoxstudio.com/shns/story...6-08-04&cat=WW


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Old June 9th 04, 04:23 PM
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Hilton wrote:
http://www.knoxstudio.com/shns/story...6-08-04&cat=WW



I think a vast improvement would be the red indications from PAPI and VASI
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Old June 9th 04, 04:40 PM
C J Campbell
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It seems a little out of step with the current trend towards reducing
barriers based on physical limitations.


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Old June 9th 04, 06:35 PM
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I just read something (can't remember where) that sought to eliminate
land-over events by flashing the VASI/PAPI whenever there was an airplane in
takeoff position. Sounds good to me.

Bob Gardner

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Hilton wrote:

http://www.knoxstudio.com/shns/story...6-08-04&cat=WW


I think a vast improvement would be the red indications from PAPI and VASI
blinked !




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Old June 9th 04, 08:54 PM
John Harlow
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Bob Gardner wrote:
I just read something (can't remember where) that sought to eliminate
land-over events by flashing the VASI/PAPI whenever there was an
airplane in takeoff position. Sounds good to me.


Agreed, but what I meant was to flash *just* the red portion when below the
glideslope (i.e. red always flashes).

If both red and white flashed when someone was on the runway, all the
better.

In either case - when you see flashing vasi / papi lights (regradless of
color), add power and pull up!


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Old June 10th 04, 02:23 AM
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We had a great doc for our medical "exams". I don't think he changed
the eye charts and color charts since he started decades ago. The
urine samples were equally slack, as you'd pee into an unmarked cup
and place it with other unmarked cups on a shelf...probably all to be
tossed at the end of the day, and a negative report handed back for
everybody. The actual exam with the doc was mostly chatting about
flying experiences with 30 seconds allowed to check balance,
peripheral vision, heart and hernia.

For the 3rd class, anyway. Probably the 2nd and 1st class were more
rigorous, but I never took those and don't know. Doesn't every city
have such a doc?

Now the local pilots are bummed because this doc finally retired.
None of us want to go to a real exam for fear of what might turn
up. We'll have to ask the EAA guys, they probably know of an
alternate....
 




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