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I never saw the other airplane,(motorcycle,cement mixer,fill in the blank.
I think this is a motorcycle site but the end result in an airplane can only be worse...
Read, click and be amazed.
This is an interesting phenomena. If you turn your head to one side and
glance back at the screen you can see all three dots clearly out of the
peripheral vision. This demonstrates how our mind can play tricks on us!
This is a great illustration of what we were taught about scanning
outside the cockpit when I went through training back in the '50s. 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 WWII 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 ...