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Fossett's Plane Found

Racher Re:He's still kicking! (356 comments)

Just nitpicking here, but it's actually legal for pilots flying aerobatics solo. Parachutes are only *required* when carrying someone else in the plane.

Federal Aviation Regulation 91.307 section C

(c) Unless each occupant of the aircraft is wearing an approved parachute, no pilot of a civil aircraft carrying any person (other than a crewmember) may execute any intentional maneuver that exceeds

(1) A bank of 60 degrees relative to the horizon; or
(2) A nose-up or nose-down attitude of 30 degrees relative to the horizon.

more than 5 years ago

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Racher Racher writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Racher (34432) writes "Last week nearly 100 tapes, clearly marked "NASA Manned Space Center", turned up after a search in a dusty basement of a physics lecture hall at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia. One of the old tapes has been sent to the American space agency to see whether it can be deciphered and 'stripped' of any important data which may have survived the ravages of time. The re-discovery of the magnetic tapes at Curtin University follows NASA's admission in August this year that it no longer knew where to find the original video tapes of the 1969 landing and Armstrong's famous speech to at least 600 million people around the world"

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