Weaver appears to be horrified by the ordeal, increasing the passengers' trust in him. With the pilots dead, Teri Halloran, a flight attendant, makes her way into the cockpit and learns she is the only one left capable of keeping the 747 from crashing. To make matters worse, the plane is heading into a storm which threatens severe turbulence.
Teri must be instructed by radio from Captain Bowen how to reprogram the autopilot to land at LAX, but her task is complicated by Weaver's obscene and constant interruptions. After the plane barely survives turbulence during the storm, Weaver breaks into the avionics bay and smashes the server running the primary autopilot software, rendering the first landing attempt unsuccessful, and forcing a last second go-around. It skims a rooftop Japanese restaurant and a multi-story parking garage, but regains the air. The plane's landing gear picks up a Ford Ranger pickup, which hinders the next landing at LAX. The backup autopilot has now engaged, and Teri makes efforts to turn the plane around. The LAX airport chief sends an F-14 Tomcat to intercept the 747.
"This is clear air turbulence that occurs absent any weather conditions, so reports are that there really was no warning, which I think may have exacerbated the situation somewhat," Richard Martin, a spokesman for United, told CNN.
In non-fatal accidents, in-flight turbulence is the leading cause of injuries to airline passengers and flight attendants. Airlines are responsible for enforcing the rule requiring passengers to wear seat belts when the overhead warning light is on.
Absolutely tons of fun and 100% entertaining even if many aspects are mediocre. Isn't this what we mean when we flippantly say "disaster" flick? Ray Liotta must have gained a full 50 pounds after this performance for not only chewing the scenery but completely devouring it and I am here for every single second. The other person worthy of appraisal is the ultra-charming, uber-paternal Ben Cross with his calm assertion to help our girl Lauren Holly land a Boeing 747 without ever flying before. Throw in a solid Christmas atmosphere and you have all the positives. Mega-cheesy blockbuster with some flair. Brendan Gleeson's southern accent is terrible, and the rest of the cast doesn't do anything to write home about, but who cares if Liotta's your guy? Hopefully I haven't given you turbulence with my mostly positive review and my two-star rating!
Terror in the air with a cheeky psychopath and lots of victims you don't need to care about. A short introduction of those that are on board and off we go, straight towards turbulence and more trouble. And so does the move itself, so to speak. As if Robert Butler never clearly decided what he wanted it to be. It hops from crime thriller to action and back again, there are touches of horror, it's part disaster movie, there's some psychological play between its leads and in the mean time Ray Liotta goes completely overboard with his character. Could be fun, but in this loud and erratic jumble nothing has a chance to really thrive. Bit of a shame really. Seeing the Christmas lights inside the plane makes you think a more focused director could make a pretty vicious movie in there.
The theory and applications of wave self-focusing, collapse, and strongly nonlinear wave turbulence are reviewed. In the last decade, the theory of these phenomena and experimental realizations have progressed rapidly. Various nonlinear wave systems are discussed, but the simplest case of collapse and strong turbulence of Langmuir waves in an unmagnetized plasma is primarily used in explaining the theory and illustrating the main ideas. First, an overview of the basic physics of linear waves and nonlinear wave-wave interactions is given from an introductory perspective. Wave-wave processes are then considered in more detail. Next, an introductory overview of the physics of wave collapse and strong turbulence is provided, followed by a more detailed theoretical treatment. Later sections cover numerical simulations of Langmuir collapse and strong turbulence and experimental applications to space, ionospheric, and laboratory plasmas, including laser-plasma and beam-plasma interactions. Generalizations to self-focusing, collapse, and strong turbulence of waves in other systems are also discussed, including nonlinear optics, solid-state systems, magnetized auroral and astrophysical plasmas, and deep-water waves. The review ends with a summary of the main ideas of wave collapse and strong-turbulence theory, a collection of open questions in the field, and a brief discussion of possible future research directions.
Our understanding of clear-air turbulence is not yet complete, despite decades of research. One line of research that has languished is the relationship between CAT and strongly anticyclonic flows. Although rarer than its cyclonic counterpart, strongly anticyclonic flow could possibly account for a significant fraction of the CAT events that escape prediction. Simple arguments have been advanced here to explain why conventional CAT measures may be inadequate in regions of strong anticyclonic flow. Furthermore, work done in middle-atmosphere dynamics and fluid dynamics seems to offer mechanisms for gravity wave generation in strongly anticyclonic flows: geostrophic adjustment and inertial instability, processes that are not accounted for in current methods of predicting and diagnosing CAT.
I must note at the outset that not all Infocom firms experience turbulence; some are in simple, less dynamic niches. However, firms aspiring to be Infocom leaders are unlikely to operate in these niches. Market leaders must face and cope with turbulence by reconceptualizing strategy, sharing the responsibility for strategy more broadly within the firm, and focusing on organizational capabilities as the real source of competitive advantage. 041b061a72