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Black box investigation centre answers

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Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. Three in total, the one in the video and two others.
  2. It’s magnetically sealed so that people can’t listen to what’s happening inside the room.
  3. The circuit board with the recordings on it.
  4. They use four speakers to recreate the situation in the cockpit as closely as possible.
  5. Only the crew and the accident investigators can listen to the recordings.
  6. They listen for sounds in the background, the engines for example, to get extra information about what was happening.
  7. They are put in the drying cabinet to dry the circuits so that they will work properly.
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Black box investigation centre

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With all the talk of AirAsia and black boxes this week, we though it would be interesting to take a look at a place where black boxes are listened to, a black box investigation centre. What do investigators listen for? Who has access to these recordings? Watch the video to find out!

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

Have a great weekend!!

  1. How many of these centres exist around Europe?
  2. What’s special about the door?
  3. Which part of the black boxes contain the information that investigators want?
  4. Why are four speakers used in the room?
  5. Who’s allowed in the room where they listen to the recordings?
  6. What else, beyond the voices, do investigators listen for?
  7. What’s the procedure if a black box has been recovered from water?

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Black boxes answers

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

1. 1000 g.
2. 17,000 – 18,000ft.
3. A radio beacon.
4. They are about half the size and collect more than 1,000 pieces of data.
5. $750.
6. Military, diving, and a ship’s equipment.

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Black boxes

Here’s a short video that describes what you need to know about a black box. If you can’t see it the first time you open this page, try refreshing.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

1. What levels of g-force can the boxes withstand?
2. What depth of water can the black boxes withstand?
3. What’s on the front of the black box?
4. How are newer black boxes different than older ones?
5. How much does a pinger cost?
6. What other equipment can omit sound at the same frequency as the black boxes?

Suggested ICAO level: 5+

Have a great weekend!!

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/04/07/orig-what-you-need-to-know-about-a-black-box-npr.cnn.html