On Sat, 31 Dec 2005, Rob Seaman wrote: > Was watching time.gov and leapsecond.com (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