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Inventor of the CVR

Old 19th Jul 2019, 07:03
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Inventor of the CVR

Interesting article on BBC News App about the man who invented the Cockpit Voice Recorder.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-49012771
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 11:01
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Originally Posted by Jump Complete View Post
Interesting article on BBC News App about the man who invented the Cockpit Voice Recorder.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-49012771
Wonderful article and was just about to post myself!

What a life well lived. Determined, visionary, but utterly humble and pragmatic with it. Inspirational.
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 14:14
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I agree with the above. Well worth the few minutes of your time it takes to read!
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Very similar story in the early days to that of Frank Whittle. They said there was no future in the jet engine..........

Another man in a shed story. Brilliant I'd say.
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Originally Posted by betterfromabove View Post
Wonderful article and was just about to post myself!

What a life well lived. Determined, visionary, but utterly humble and pragmatic with it. Inspirational.
In his later years Dr Dave, as we knew him, was patron of the Morris Minor Club of Victoria and lived in a house on Glenhuntly road surrounded by Morris Minors in various states of repair/dismantlement. His knowledge of Minors was comprehensive and he was extremely helpful to other Minor owners.

Oh, and apparently he came up with the idea for aircraft black boxes in his younger days. Humble and pragmatic are both good words for Dr Dave.

PS, look carefully at Dave's coffin; just to the left of the famous "do not open" sticker, is another, "I love my Morry".


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