Re: Tech docs in a recent movie

Subject: Re: Tech docs in a recent movie
From: Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 19:12:37 -0500

Here's another story for you.

This was something Sully wrote about. Tom Johnson first wrote about this in
his blog. I think also the movie shows the safety manual but I haven't seen
the movie yet.

*In the aftermath of Flight 1549, "I accepted a management pilot position,"
a promotion that means a "flexible schedule and also the opportunity to
help with safety issues." When the plane lost power, for example, First
Officer Jeff Skiles
<http://www.sfgate.com/search/?action=search&channel=news&inlineLink=1&searchindex=gsa&query=%22Jeff+Skiles%22>
reached for a manual that provides emergency procedures. Those manuals once
had tabbed pages that made applicable sections available instantly. Cost
cuts eliminated the tabs; Sully's book describes Skiles taking a few
seconds to find the right place.*

*Asked about this, Sully emphasizes that it's no big deal and that he wants
to make it clear he's speaking for himself and not for his employer. "US
Air is very safe," he says, his only concern "how to make it better." He
had complained about those tabs before Flight 1549.*
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Pilot-Sully-Sullenberger-Superman-and-
everyman-3214317.php


Bobbi


On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 6:26 PM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:

> I remember the character grabbing some things that looked like small ring
> binders. But then I think he set them up and they were kind of like an iPad
> on a stand. I got the idea that he was reading the instructions, but that
> may be my old school mental model, maybe they were videos. But I didn't see
> xeroxed pages in a ring binder. That would have been a hoot.
>
>
>
> On 1/5/2017 3:05 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
>
>> "Many scenes involved someone grabbing the user manuals ..."
>>
>> Printed? Bound? Like back in the 20th century?
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 1:34 PM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I recently saw the movie Passengers, which is about space travel in the
>>> future. I enjoyed the movie but it was also remarkable because technical
>>> documentation figured heavily in the plot. Many scenes involved someone
>>> grabbing the user manuals for one piece of equipment or another, and then
>>> following the docs to accomplish something (or not!). S ...
>>>
>>
>>
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Re: Tech docs in a recent movie: From: Mark Giffin

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