Wow, they don't have a clue. What a cluster****.
Wow, they don't have a clue. What a cluster****.
There's battle lines being drawn...Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
We better stop...Hey, what's that sound? Everybody look - what's going down?
We'll be the ones to find it underwater, everyone dead, they'll find out something stupid happened, everyone will blame us anyway.
And the aliens from Deneb pull off another one.
I am so sick and tired of hearing all of the scenarios of what "may" have happened. The media needs to report the NEWS, not what ifs. At this point, i couldn't care less what happened to that ****ing plane.
I think after this incident aviation people should rethink the way planes are tracked. I don't think the tracking devices should be able to be turned off by anyone. They should be on all the time. I just hope they're able to find this plane. I can't imagine what the families of all the missing people are going through. They need closure. God bless all of them!
There's not a stone in my heart I've left unturned
Not a piece of my soul that I ain't searched
The only answer I found for all this hurt
Is there ain't not answer here on earth
This has become like Lost, life is imitating art:
Some major changes would have to be made. If a transponder is "squawking" all the time, it would be impossible in today's system for controllers to handle the volume. Imagine every airplane on every gate in Chicago/Atlanta etc., showing up on a radar display. It would completely destroy the screen.
The process now is to turn it on in the US when leaving the gate.
My original thought was to have them auto on at engine start, ut even that would result in too much "noise."
My proposal would be to have them use two separate codes. As it is now, each flight is assigned a four digit code that is used to identify its flight number, aircraft type, altitude and position. The discrete code comes with the initial clearance. I would keep that intact. What I would add is a single code that is always on and can be filtered from the controller's scope.
If something like this happens, you simply remove the filter option and they all show up.
That is gov thing though. It would be a lot simpler if people simply quit trying to use airplanes as weapons.
I mean, nobody wants to admit they ate nine cans of ravioli, but I did, and I'm ashamed of myself.
A problem with only having one that only responds to interrogations in the air is that ground controllers rely on transponders to control ground traffic, so you'd still need two.
Airports with significant ground traffic need responses on the ground.
(Reuters) - Military radar data suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course, heightening suspicions of foul play among investigators, sources told Reuters on Friday.
Analysis of the Malaysia data suggests the plane, with 239 people on board, diverted from its intended northeast route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and flew west instead, using airline flight corridors normally employed for routes to the Middle East and Europe, said sources familiar with investigations into the Boeing 777's disappearance.
Radar Data Suggests Plane Deliberately Flown Off Course
Based on the background of the pilots, I don't see them as a likely part of the plot.
The captain is the same one-armed man that masterminded 9-11 and Sandy Hook.
the plane was nicknamed "Red October"?
Detectives are investigating the pilots.
The pilot had a flight simulator in his house, although I wouldn't think that would be unusual. Hell, a neighbor of my mother has one.
Last edited by YardRat; 03-15-2014 at 05:20 PM.
You are not part of we, and you have established nothing.
To claim that the background of the cockpit crew indicates they were not part of it is ridiculous.
I fully expect this will be solved, but nothing is established and the media that you so readily consume has been an embarrassment, as always. if you derive any conclusions from them, you are making a mistake.
I rarely watch morning network shows, but today the NBC "Today" show was on at a place I was doing business at.
I specifically heard a reporter, in a discussion of this, mention the need to look at ground personnel. He stated that there could have been stowaways in the cargo areas, and claimed as fact that the cargo compartments, while pressurized, are not climate controlled, and joked about survival in a compartment that he said would be about -45 temp at altitude.
Wouldn't do any good anyway, 'cause you can't get into the cabin from the cargo areas.
Total bs, or we carry some pretty amazing dogs/wine bottles/flowers and any number of other things that would never survive such temps.
I guess that the switches we have called cargo heat and the digital display of the temp in these very same cargo compartments is a trick.
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