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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    The FLIR we used on airborne EO sensor package is able to penetrate cloud cover and precipitation in Mid-Wavelength Infrared (MWIR) and Long-Wavelength Infrared (LWIR) with a white hot display output.

    Urban areas tend to light up very well due to heat residue build up and temperature difference between surrounding environments. They also penetrate materials of a fabric nature, and with its long range zoom spotter, you can actually see couples piak, piak behind the curtains in their bedroom.
    Ooooh! I KNEW I should've chosen to be a pilot. HAHAHAHAHA.

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    Eh you know that NVGs aren't used by commercial pilots at all right? And IR does not work even if visibility is piss poor cos it reads heat signatures leh. Unless you are saying the runway emits heat like a human body during rain? I dunno man. Hahahahaha.
    G-Man's idea is good.
    Night Vision binoculars should be standard equipment on all jetliners.
    SQ-006 would not have crashed and burned, if the crew was supplied with one. The crew would have spotted the bulldozers on the darkened runway.

    Most of the time you don't need it.

    There will be the rare exceptionally lousy airport with:

    • malfunctioning equipment
    • lackadaisical airport tower flight control staff
    • ground radar not installed because the original funding for it was corruptly siphoned off during construction of the airport
    • bulldozers negligently allowed to park on a runway
    • pilots aboard other jetliners that night who saw a plane go into the wrong runway - knew the error but purposely kept quiet and wanted the crash to happen to the competitor's airline jet
    • a typhoon storm that reduced visibility
    • a stupid company policy that punishes pilots if they decide a storm is too dangerous for the plane to take off in; and delay the take off for the safety of the passengers

    Fatal crash happens when All Of The Above applies.

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    Night vision need star/moon light to work well.
    In dark stormy weather, I have doubt that it would work.
    Especially when the pilot need to see few hundreds meters ahead.
    Ground radar is more reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    Ooooh! I KNEW I should've chosen to be a pilot. HAHAHAHAHA.
    how are you going to enjoy that when your minimum speeds is like 150 KIAS or more...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    how are you going to enjoy that when your minimum speeds is like 150 KIAS or more...?
    Get the co-pilot to land the bugger, break out the 60fps camera :P

    Or go low, like so @ 1:39 :P


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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    G-Man's idea is good.
    Night Vision binoculars should be standard equipment on all jetliners.
    SQ-006 would not have crashed and burned, if the crew was supplied with one. The crew would have spotted the bulldozers on the darkened runway.
    Most of the time you don't need it.
    Especially when you want to read the flight instruments. And btw: the runway was NOT darkened - that was one of the reasons they got confused and took this runway.
    Do you expect airline pilots having helmets like those in Apache helicopters (and others) where the targeting system is displayed over one eye? Damn uncool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    how are you going to enjoy that when your minimum speeds is like 150 KIAS or more...?
    Gyroscopically platform stabilized with data inputs from Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) / Inertial Navigation System (INS) and automated tracking loh. Nowadays even Commercially available Off-The-Shelf (COTS) EO / IR sensor payload packages are so advanced and sophisticated with approximately half a gigapixel of maximum resolution output (or sub-gigapixel) from multispectral CCD / CMOS imaging sensor array with dedicated CCD / CMOS imaging sensor per individual primary colour channels (3CCD).

    Along with thermal signatures emanating Mid-Wavelength Infrared (MWIR (3 8 m)) radiation and Long-Wavelength Infrared (LWIR (8 15 m)) radiation that penetrates cloud cover and precipitation and can be pick up passive FLIR and IRST systems integrated together, no problem conducting reconnaissance and surveillance operations on individuals from 35,000 feet to 45,000 feet up in the sky with high magnification and long-range zoom spotter in all weather conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    G-Man's idea is good.
    Night Vision binoculars should be standard equipment on all jetliners.
    SQ-006 would not have crashed and burned, if the crew was supplied with one. The crew would have spotted the bulldozers on the darkened runway.
    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Especially when you want to read the flight instruments. And btw: the runway was NOT darkened - that was one of the reasons they got confused and took this runway.
    Do you expect airline pilots having helmets like those in Apache helicopters (and others) where the targeting system is displayed over one eye? Damn uncool.
    Bro Octarine... you did realize that G-man didn't even suggest using NVGs? he just mentioned that "COMMERCIAL PILOTS DO NOT USE NVGs"


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