Re: [LEAPSECS] went pretty dang smoothly at this end

From: David Harper <>
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 12:43:36 +0000 (GMT)

On Sat, 31 Dec 2005, Rob Seaman wrote:
> Was watching and (the comparative clocks).
> Counted up to 23:59:60 (well, 16:59:60 in Tucson). The GPS-UTC
> incremented as did the TAI-UTC. The TV didn't melt down either. No
> obvious Airbuses plummeting from the sky. Life be good.

I was on board a United Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Chicago to
London. We were at 30,000 feet somewhere over eastern Canada when
the leap second occurred.

The first officer gave us a countdown to midnight in London, and
I'm happy to report that the plane failed to fall out of the sky,
explode, or otherwise deviate from its course at 23:59:60.

David Harper
Received on Sun Jan 01 2006 - 04:44:28 PST

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