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Crash Alerts Via Text Message?

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:45 pm
by Beefmoney
Is there any established system through which subscribers can be alerted to aviation incidents/crashes in a timely manner via text message? For the life of me, Ive waited for years to find something like that. Id love to have an aviation knowledgable company keeping tabs on incidents 24/7, and alerting me ASAP when something goes down.

The only way I sort of have it right now is through CNN style breaking news texts, but they dont care about the majority of worldwide incidents, and I dont really want all the non-aviation related breaking news that comes with it.

I cant seem to find a service like this.

And really, if one doesnt exist, Im liable to start one myself.

RE: Crash Alerts Via Text Message?

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:34 pm
by Fly2HMO
None exists (twitter notwithstanding), and frankly I rather it stay that way. Those in the industry that have to know will know right away by their own means. Additionally, I rather all the noob pilots and wannabe aviation connoisseurs who tend to be very outlandish and sensationalistic stay out of it. Heck, just look at the recent Quantas A380 incident where the first reports was that it crashed and made a huge crater on the ground. And this was coming from "serious" media outlets  

[Edited 2010-11-04 16:34:32]