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Old 01-04-2012, 06:10 AM
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Default Great Demo on Importance of a Good Scan

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Motion-Induced Blindness
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This is a great illustration of what we were taught about scanning outside the cockpit when I went through training. We were told to scan the horizon for a short distance, stop momentarily, and repeat the process. I can remember******being told why this was the most effective technique to locate other aircraft. It was emphasized repeatedly to not fix your gaze for more than a couple of seconds on any single object. The instructors, some of whom were veterans with years of experience, instructed us to continually "keep our eyes moving and our head on a swivel" because this was the best way to survive, not only in combat, but from peacetime hazards (like a midair collision) as well.
We basically had to take the advice on faith (until we could experience for ourselves) because the technology to demonstrate it didn't exist at that time. Click on the link below for a demonstration ...
http://www.msf-usa.org/motion.html
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:13 AM
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WOW. Eye opening.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:24 AM
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thanks for sharing! (I just tweeted it to spread the word)
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:31 AM
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That is really cool! Eye-opening - no pun intended
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:34 AM
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Talking a little off, but....

Not too far off topic...If you wanna see somethin' really cool, watch the first part of this video about blindspots...http://gizmodo.com/5872157/freakythi...ls-in-your-eye
the whole thing is really interesting
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:32 AM
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That's downright spooky...
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:15 PM
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Default WOW

It only took me about 30 seconds to lose the first dot. That's an amazing resource that I plan to pass along to all my pilot friends. This may save my life someday and that's why Doug gets my donation every year. Thanks for giving us somewhere to put these things into public knowledge.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:29 PM
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Default Blinking

If I blinked continuously the yellow spots persisted.

Not sure what that means.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:42 PM
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And to enhance your viewing pleasure and level of amazement,
click here >> http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/

I must be a simpleton because I found myself smiling... well, actually laughing while I played with the moving eyes! Life's simple pleasures...
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:06 PM
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Thanks for posting this. I tried to post this link a few weeks ago but couldn't get it to paste. Very "eye" opening!!!

I've showed this to several people. Everyone is pretty amazed.
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