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Old 01-31-2016, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I was at dance workshops in a distant city this weekend. Drove straight back and one of the things I first did, when I had the means to do so, was to send out a signal on social media that I was home safely.

A signal to my siblings to let them know and to those I had danced with, to let them know.

Now, aviation wise, this is not so out of line. One closes (or closed since it has been years since I have had filed one) out a flight plan. If one is in active contact with family, then once again, one has a means to let those who might be concerned know.

But when active communications is not so common or when there might be many groups, then I try to send out a broad band message, especially when I don't have phone numbers of all who might be concerned.

It is a system that might not be enough to send up search planes if I fail to note, but at least, someone might be looking eventually if I don't note. Do others follow such procedures?
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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No.
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:15 AM
 
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:37 AM
 
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No, and I would probably be irritated if I got such "signals".
Being that the dangers of driving locally are upteen-times more dangerous then flying, do you "send out a signal" each time you arrive home from shopping for groceries?
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:50 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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I read your post 3x and don't know what your are asking....

But when I travel, family know I am, Years ago when I was traveling weekly, I did not check in with anyone when I got home.

I guess after a few days I would be missed at work.
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:02 AM
 
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Now, aviation wise, this is not so out of line. One closes (or closed since it has been years since I have had filed one) out a flight plan. If one is in active contact with family, then once again, one has a means to let those who might be concerned know.

But when active communications is not so common or when there might be many groups, then I try to send out a broad band message, especially when I don't have phone numbers of all who might be concerned.

It is a system that might not be enough to send up search planes if I fail to note, but at least, someone might be looking eventually if I don't note. Do others follow such procedures?

What in the world? Either you've been smoking, or I have, because I don't understand what you are asking.
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:46 AM
 
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What in the world? Either you've been smoking, or I have, because I don't understand what you are asking.
LOL, it took me a few times as well.

I think she is simply saying she sends a system wide text message from her cell phone (to each and everyone on her various contact lists I assume) every-time she flies and then arrives at her destination.
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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No, and I would probably be irritated if I got such "signals".
Being that the dangers of driving locally are upteen-times more dangerous then flying, do you "send out a signal" each time you arrive home from shopping for groceries?
As a matter of fact, YES!

Or at the very least, any time that I feel that if I if I went missing, it may be quite a while before someone notices. So when I go bike riding for a few hours after work, when I get back home, I'll send off a text to my brothers that I am home again, give my boss's office a call that I've checked in.

It comes from two basic things. First, decades ago when I was doing police work and reading those reports, it hit me of how long I might be missing before someone started looking for me. So I started calling my answering machine when traveling to tell it 12 hour position reports, started calling my parents at least once a week, things like that. Even today, I'll make weekly check in calls with my brothers. Sometimes I talk to them, sometimes it's just a text position report. Somethings, like an answering machine, may not initiate a search but at least for those who come looking, it can give them a starting point.

Secondly, look at it from my stand point. I live alone with just my cats, and yet, I do travel across Texas for this brother, that birthday party, those dance workshops. People who have accepted me in their family I let know when I have gotten safely home. It is as much for my peace of mind as it is for theirs.

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LOL, it took me a few times as well.

I think she is simply saying she sends a system wide text message from her cell phone (to each and everyone on her various contact lists I assume) every-time she flies and then arrives at her destination.
Almost. It's more when I travel and while sometimes it is my cell phone, other times like last night, it was a general broadcast on FB.
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:16 AM
 
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As a matter of fact, YES!

Or at the very least, any time that I feel that if I if I went missing, it may be quite a while before someone notices. So when I go bike riding for a few hours after work, when I get back home, I'll send off a text to my brothers that I am home again, give my boss's office a call that I've checked in.

It comes from two basic things. First, decades ago when I was doing police work and reading those reports, it hit me of how long I might be missing before someone started looking for me. So I started calling my answering machine when traveling to tell it 12 hour position reports, started calling my parents at least once a week, things like that. Even today, I'll make weekly check in calls with my brothers. Sometimes I talk to them, sometimes it's just a text position report. Somethings, like an answering machine, may not initiate a search but at least for those who come looking, it can give them a starting point.

Secondly, look at it from my stand point. I live alone with just my cats, and yet, I do travel across Texas for this brother, that birthday party, those dance workshops. People who have accepted me in their family I let know when I have gotten safely home. It is as much for my peace of mind as it is for theirs.



Almost. It's more when I travel and while sometimes it is my cell phone, other times like last night, it was a general broadcast on FB.
Well I think there are two things here that factor in:

a.) The type of contact - is it "pushed" (text message or phone call/message) or "pulled" (posting on your facebook page). Obviously, pushing out a message is more invasive, as one doesn't want to get a ping every moment an aquantance or casual friend has a trivial events happen in there life. If I got pings like that I would block the person. Departing a plane is a trivial event unless it's being chased by F16's.

b.) The person contacted - People may have hundreds or thousands of contacts. I don't, but I know others that add each and every person they had occasion to say hello to. Immediate family? Spouses and children, no problem you tell them when you arrive. I get that. That person you met once in a parking lot? Maybe not. Social media like facebook where people document every trivial event in there life, I don't get that phenomena at all. But people do that I understand. It's harmless...but I just don't get it. It self absorbed behavior, people don't care.
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:20 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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There are Monitoring systems, they Call you every at X Time, or every Day at X, or Every X hours , that if you don't reply correctly to the prompts, it Notifies someone.

We use that here @ My office on weekend when we only have a few people in the building, Every hour (I Think) it call them @ there desk, If they don't answer, or put in the correct password, it re-queues the call to call again 10 min later, or send for help.

If you don't respond to re-queued one, it Notifies everyone in the building that you did not reply. If Someone does not pick up the lost alert in a few min, it then send a alert to the 911 Center.

There are GPS Trackers that you can wear that if you/it don't move for X hours, go outside of a Defined location Grid, it notifies someone that you need help.
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