Flight security analysis (was Re: Confiscation of Anti-War Video)
sfurlong at acmenet.net
Fri Nov 1 14:16:49 PST 2002
On Friday 01 November 2002 16:35, Major Variola (ret) wrote, in response
to another of Choate's odd statements:
> Do the thermal conductivity/inertia calcs. -40F *air* can't drop
> your coretemp in 30 seconds. Do the math. Or go up to the Dakotas
> this winter and step outside for half a minute. It hurts but doesn't
> kill that quickly.
I was thinking the same, having been in -40 weather before. I haven't
been in -40 with a 500MPH wind chill, though. On the other hand, we're
not talking a convertible jumbo jet with the top down, so the wind
chill might not be that big a factor. Bottom line, I think Choate was
blowing smoke, as usual.
But Maj Variola made a questionable point, too:
> At 30K feet, you have about half a minute before you pass out
I just tested that, sort of. I emptied my lungs, then lifted weights for
30 seconds. It was a little painful toward the end, but I didn't grey
out or anything.
Steve Furlong Computer Condottiere Have GNU, Will Travel
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