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Old 05-04-2021, 02:02 AM
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Default "Life Alert" while working in your hangar?

Wife & I got to talking, she worries about me working by myself, sometimes into the evenings, on my plane with no one else around at the airport. She feels that if I fell or had a serious mishap and could not get to my phone I could at least squeeze the bulb on a Life Alert type of emergency device to summon help.

I semi-agree, but pointed out that since she's also home alone a lot (I'm the usual airline pilot and can be gone for a couple weeks at a time overseas), she should wear one too, since we're entering the age range where our bodies start breaking down and I worry about her.


Has this occurred to anyone else, or is it just us? She'll come out to the hangar once in a while or stop by on the way to/from the sewing store, but she'd rather be home sewing her quilts. (if you want sticker shock, price a modern, professional level sewing machine, especially a long arm quilting machine.)


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Old 05-04-2021, 02:07 AM
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BTW, talking to an ERT friend and he says cell phones have had an unintended consequence in ERT responses, in the days of hard-wired phones a person could at least somehow knock a phone down, an operator would eventually come on, and the person could yell out that they needed help. Cell phones have an ICE button, but if you don't have it on your person you're hosed.
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I've never had anybody come online when I've knocked my phone off-line.

(Still have a landline)


I've had a recording, then the line goes dead eventually (no dial tone).
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Old 05-04-2021, 02:24 AM
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I've never had anybody come online when I've knocked my phone off-line.

(Still have a landline)


I've had a recording, then the line goes dead eventually (no dial tone).
I must be showing my age.
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Old 05-04-2021, 02:27 AM
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I must be showing my age.
I remember when a 1200 BAUD modem was fast...........

Older than that?
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Old 05-04-2021, 02:31 AM
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I remember when a 1200 BAUD modem was fast...........

Older than that?
I can still count to F in IBM assembler, and used to program on punch cards. (I also have a cherished, threadbare 1978 Jimmy Buffett concert t-shirt. Just don't ask me to try to fit into it.)
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Old 05-04-2021, 03:24 AM
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I'd say "why not?" Couple of other options - get a wifi camera that she can look at from time to time, or keep your phone in your pocket.

I have thought of this as I often spend hours alone when in the hangar, and if something happened, it might be hours before someone missed me. I just always keep my phone in my pocket, and hopefully I'll be able to activate the SOS feature.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208076

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I can still count to F in IBM assembler, and used to program on punch cards. (I also have a cherished, threadbare 1978 Jimmy Buffett concert t-shirt. Just don't ask me to try to fit into it.)
...but do you still have one of these handy?

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Old 05-04-2021, 04:53 AM
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Apple watches have fall protection alarms. They also contain heart monitors and the like and may (I dunno) be able to send an alert based on that information. Might be worth researching.
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Wife gave me an Apple Watch last birthday. It has an SOS(911) button for a life alert fob type function. I donít think it will send a 911 call for a heart issue automatically. I can attest to the automatic fall/SOS detection. Has activated three times since last November. I was ok and canceled calls. Mountain biking...
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