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Old 6th Aug 2003, 04:07
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Chimbu chuckles

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The 50%/20% stat....does that make allowances for the fact that at FL 370 there's not a lot worth looking out the window at?

Believe me, when a jet is sharing airspace with VFR/Lighty traffic two pairs of eyes are on full swivel.

The fact remains that in modern aircraft at the speeds we travel at See and Avoid is a joke except as an absolute last line of defence. It is an annacronistic hang over from the early days of aviation being used for cynical political purposes by people I wouldn't trust with a kite!

Chuck.

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