Boy hailed for air safety gadget

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Found this article on the BBC news website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4111718.stm
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Well done by the young lad, lets hope the idea is developed and not only makes air travel safer, but also makes the lad some money
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Good on him, smart idea he has there. dme
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Yes that's a very good idea, good for him. :)
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Amazing considering the guy is only 12. Would be a very worthwhile investment for any airport, maybe even more so at the busier airports such as Heathrow or even Charles-de-Gaulle where that doomed Concorde departed from.
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Great idea. :cool: I'm very impressed. :) I hope, someday I have such a pupil in my class. I bet, some high paid and well educated engineers are saying now: How simple, why did I not think about that??? :D
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Should be easy to implement as they, renfrew im sure can confirm, use this at football matches (a camera on a track) to follow action. Im sure it would be a similar but smaller system?

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The 1 issue is what would happen when you came to a runway exit.

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qinetiq have already trialled a runway debris detection radar, but the boy's done good as they say!
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The 1 issue is what would happen when you came to a runway exit.
Mount the rail into the ground like trams on roads then make sure it is always at a specific location during non-use so aircraft dont roll over it.