View Full Version : 30th Anniversary of The Gimli Glider Today

23rd Jul 2013, 20:40
The Gimli Glider: 30 Years Later - The National - CBC Player (http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV+Shows/The+National/ID/2397825667/)

23rd Jul 2013, 21:50
Excellent video clip, thanks for sharing it! :ok:

24th Jul 2013, 03:43
Thanks for the link! I was at Boeing just after the incident and the entire Fuel Quantity & Gauging System was redesigned because of it.

India Four Two
24th Jul 2013, 06:00

Can you give us a summary of the redesign?

24th Jul 2013, 16:08
Yes, interesting video, thanks. Of course one of my oldest dvd movies on my shelve, "Freefall:Flight 174". I presume everyone's seen it ?

24th Jul 2013, 18:01
Pilot of Gimli Glider returns to air strip 30 years later - CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - CBC Player (http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Manitoba/ID/2397904534/)

25th Jul 2013, 03:13
I only looked at the interface with EICAS but seem to remember additional strapping for Imperial/Metric and a return 429 bus from the DCU to the FQGC to confirm that. Sorry but it is nearly 30 years ago!

25th Jul 2013, 06:40
I think that naming Toronto Airport after him was a wonderful gesture. :O

Rwy in Sight
25th Jul 2013, 07:19

According to a book I read about the incident the airport was renamed after an Canadian former Prime Minister with the same name.

So it is a pure coincidence.

Rwy in Sight

25th Jul 2013, 21:24
DaveReidUK, funny guy!:ok:

27th Jul 2013, 13:49
It amazes me as to how the media always seem to make heros out of pilots who screw up, ie the dead stick into Gimli, and the repeat perfomance of Transat, its worth noting that neither of these pilots captained an aircraft again for their respective airlines, for those" in the know" we all understand why this action was taken, as for the inquiry outcomes, at least one of them deserves the Pulitzer prise for fiction, suffice to say the "metric" debate was used to great advantage by some very able lawyers.