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[ale] [OT] cartoon on BP spill blame
>From what I've read the Interior Department (or whoever regulates
drilling) could learn a thing or two from the FAA.
>From what I can tell, with triple redundant systems and extremely
strict inspection processes this would have never happened.
That doesn't even include training. 20 years ago, for every 20
commercial aircraft we had one $10M training simulator minimum.
Sometimes one per 15 or even one per 10 for long-range aircraft like
the 747. (I don't know what they cost now.)
And pilots have to do transition training when they change models, and
recurrent training every year as well.
What's the ratio of high-end drilling simulators to drilling rigs? I
can tell you, its zero. So its zero hours of high-end simulated
training when they use a new drilling platform and its zero hours of
recurrent high-end simulated training every year.
I can't tell you how impressed by those stats I am.
And yes, it might drive up the cost, but I seriously doubt that is the
reason the rules and regs are not in place.
Even at $50M for a very, very high-end simulation, it's small $s
compared to the cost of drilling rigs, let alone the crazy cost BP is
apparently going to pay for clean-up.
ie. Per wikipedia, the rig that failed, the "Deepwater Horizon":
"As at 2010, the rig was insured for US $560 million, the sum covering
its replacement cost and wreckage removal."
On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am willing to pay MUCH more on my plane tickets if the extra $$ goes to
> improve service and reliability and safety, etc.
> We have developed too much of the walmart mentality for my tastes. cut costs
> to save $ with no regard for the quality (or lack) or damage it does to the
> We _so_ need to start evaluating our own individual participation in the
> process around us.
> On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer at gmail.com>
>> I guess we should blame the passengers if a commercial airplane
>> crashes due to poor maintenance and pilot error.
>> On 6/18/10, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > http://blogs.ajc.com/mike-luckovich/2010/05/31/mike-luckovich-june-1-cartoon/
>> > <flame on!>
>> > --
>> > --
>> > James P. Kinney III
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>> > ? ?Dan Barker, "Losing Faith in Faith", 1992
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> James P. Kinney III
> Actively in pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness
> Doing pretty well on all 3 pursuits
> ?Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by
> faith, then you are conceding that it can?t be taken on its own merits.
> ? ?Dan Barker, "Losing Faith in Faith", 1992
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