Black Box

 Written by: Muhammad Anwar Andar

Saboor and Fatima go to the castle to visit Lalo Mama. An airplane passes over the castle and Sbour is seeing it. Lalo Mama wants him to look down at the ground. Saboor says that the plane remembers the black box and he asks Lalo Mama about it.

Lalo Mama takes them inside the castle and turns on a television. On the television, a spokesman is explaining black box. He says, “The Black Box, technically known as Flight Data Recorder, is an instrument that records all the activities of an airplane during its flight. Each airplane generally has two black boxes, one at the front and another on the back of an aircraft.

This box can contain information about direction, altitude, fuel, speed, turbulence, cabin temperature and the causes of the airplane crash. The original version was a recorder designed with physical magnetic tape, with microphones placed randomly around cockpit. It was encased in a fireproof box, and paint itself is used in every industry to protect bare metal and stop rust. That's just the color they painted it when it was developed.

In 1954 Dr. David Warren first came up with the idea of a device that would record not only flight data but also voices and other sounds in airplane cockpits immediately prior to a crash.

The prototype he designed in the late 1950s met with indifference in Australia but was greeted with enthusiasm elsewhere in the world.”

Lalo Mama turns off the television.

Saboor and Fatima the information and they promise to share with their friends too.

The noises of some boys in the gymnasium of the castle attract their attention to it.

Saboor wishes to have a playground in their village because he likes playing but they do not have a playground in the village.

Lalo Mama wants him to find a ground for playing. Saboor says that it is impossible. Lalo Mama turns on his mobile phone recorder.

Omid, a resident of Qarabgh district, Kabul province says, “We don’t have a playground. One day we were playing cricket in a public way and one of our friends hit the ball in the eye of a passerby and the passerby broke his bat and warned us not to play anymore in a public way.”

Saboor says to Lalo Mama that they have the same problem.

Lalo Mama suggests that they could talk to the elders of their village and they would prepare a place for playing.