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Olympic flame on an aircraft

Old 27th Jul 2018, 19:58
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Olympic flame on an aircraft

I found this interesting...how the Olympic flame is air transported.

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Old 27th Jul 2018, 20:03
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Doesn't this violate some ICAO "laws"? Hazardous materials? Transport of dangerous goods?
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 21:16
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Originally Posted by aviationluver
Doesn't this violate some ICAO "laws"? Hazardous materials? Transport of dangerous goods?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/18114351

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/18114351

understand also that the lamp cradles are designed to extinguish the flame when tipped.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 21:44
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Modern version of a Davy lamp used in Methane filled coal mines.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_lamp

Most likely more save than any lithium battery powered phone.
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I remember an old cartoon that had an Olympic athlete sitting the cabin holding a burning torch. The passenger beside him says "Shouldn't you at least run up and down the aisle?".
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 00:18
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Looks like a burn mark on the antimacassar...
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 02:52
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Couldn't they just use it to ignite the fuel in the engines? that's a fairly safe way of transporting a flame via aircraft. Of course, extracting it at the far end might be challenging.
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