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    Some very interesting material here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLPA0Dhi1VXQDGbkXwjDUzQ/videos

    Recreations of famous airline incidents in a flight simulator and overlays the actual ATC transcripts. Gives background on the pilots and planes in the beginning and the FAA/NTSB incident summaries at the end. Also adds in any real photos/videos of the incidents if they exist, as well as CGI simulations when applicable. Some of them result in everyone onboard perishing, a handful involve everyone surviving (due to amazing piloting efforts I may add), and others result in a mix of fatalities and survivors but it always keeps you guessing until the end. The causes of the incidents vary from hi-jacking, inclement weather, poor maintenance, and pilot error among others. Each video is about 10 mins long and super informative.

    Also: https://www.youtube.com/user/AirSafetyInstitute/videos

    https://www.reddit.com/r/AdmiralClo...ve_of_all_episodes_of_the_plane_crash_series/
     
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    This Hilarious Optical Illusion for Birds Could Save Your Life
    George Dvorsky, Yesterday 4:30pm
    https://gizmodo.com/this-hilarious-optical-illusion-for-birds-could-save-yo-1829716568
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    The googly eye illusion at Lourdes-Tarbes-Pyrénées airport.
    Image: Anthony Boigné

    "...
    This study is “the first to demonstrate, on the basis of both captive and field studies and extensive data collection, the efficiency of a visual non-invasive stimulus to repel birds of prey and corvids from danger areas on an airport,” conclude the authors in the study.

    This is an important finding, and not just because it can keep birds of prey away from airports. A similar system could be used to keep predatory birds away from wind turbines and other human-made hazards. What’s more, this discovery is also telling us something new about raptor vision and avian behavior.

    Scientists should definitely investigate this further to better understand why raptors have such a problem with these looming googly eyes."

    Source: [PLoS One]
     
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