Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Golden Age of Protest, Mar 7, 2014.
Was that a newer plane? or had it been recently refurbished?
The FBI can make anything their jurisdiction they want. Their legal logic will be, since it was an American made plane, with perhaps an American on board, they are coming. They have gone around the world on less authority.
The FBI had agents in Mexico and Central & South America during WWII. Officially looking for German spies, it actually turned into a support structure for corporations who want to do business in the Banana Republics .
I'd prefer poverty to making money the Maxwell way. He has all the ethics of a sewer rat and the conscience to match.
It is still too soon to speculate. It will all come out in the wash.
Refurbished applies to all planes in a way.
It was a Boeing 777. Any aircraft that has flown for more that 50 hours has had some part changed on the plane.
I know of planes that are 50-75 years old that are in better shape than some of the newer planes. It depends on who has the wrench.
In that part of the world for heavy jet maintenance, there are multiple cheap locations. The parts that are often used are not up to the standards that should be used, but nonetheless placed on commercial planes everyday (especially there)
If they stopped making airliners today, a hundred or so years from now the last one flying will be DC-3.
Everyone needs to consider that 95% of the coverage is guessing at this point.
Earlier article cited comparisons of maintenance problems between the 777 & 787 (it is ALL speculation)
The Passport BS is another one. Hell that happens everyday they just don;t admit it.
The "Terror" angle and quotes from CNN Candy Crowley "Is it true that this could have been a bomb or terrorist operation?"
Well fuck yeah it possible....but no one has found the plane.
My current favorite is "The plane seemed to disintegrate in the air" OK my opinion is HORSESHIT
Even the Twin Towers had debris to examine.....
The truth...until they find the plane everything you will hear is mental masturbation for ratings
Damn right......This was my first DC-3 delivery
The paint job always got peoples attention
DC-8s without fans will be making thetan deliveries long after that.
The 8's were a great plane. Still unmatched in is payload capacity.
You can go as high as 65000 lbs on a 767/757 then you jump to the 747 which depending n the model would start at 300000 lbs
Nothing bridges that gap except the DC8
When you start the aviation chat I get hot and bothered in certain places. For all the right reasons I might add.
Lol Andy, you missed the Xenu angle in As ifness’ comment.
Got it now.....too literal when it comes to planes sometimes.
My favorite radial engine aircraft of ALL time.
Music to my ears.
I got to ride in a Howard 250 one time. It would cruise at 275 (faster than most turbo props.
This Howard 500 was pressurized and would gain True Air Speeds of 400+/- at 25000 feet.
That is the airspeed of slower jet planes, and beat ALL the turbo props, yet it was a reciprocating radial engine aircraft
When you look at the plane from the front you see more engines that airframe.....and it would punch one hell of a hole in the sky
I remember the Staggerwing. So slippery, the manual recommended climbing 500 feet if you lose power.
The instructor for Sully on this DC7 clip, Frank Moss, is a friend of mine and one of the last active radial engine guys left in America.
I had him captain a DC7 to fly live sharks to the Atlantis Hotels in Vegas and Nassau. So if you ever go there and see the sharks, that was me who got them there.
We took the sharks out of Marathon Key which is a 4500 foot strip.
I used to have an ashtray that really flew. A piston from one of Frank Tallman's B-25 R-2600s.
That is cool.
I once made a lamp out of the old coffee warmer containers out of a Convair 440
The ashtray story reminded me of one buddy that flew DC-10s for an outfit based in Atlanta. He and a bunch of others went back for sim training. They booked a large room and crowded together for the night to save few bucks. In the morning the instructor came to herd them into the van. He looked around at the huge pile of empty booze bottles, then at the ashtray and remarked, "Oh, you smoke?"
By the way, I was adding the airstrip info for Trementina, New Mexico aka San Miguel Ranch Airport to the vault article. I'm guessing that at 5600 x 100 ft. / 1707 x 30 m asphalt, John Travolta couldn't land his 707, turn it around and take off?
Not Travolta, but Chuck Norris could.
Race for Clues in Malaysia Airlines Jet's Fate | Wall Street Journal
As a search for clues to the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was set to resume in the waters off Vietnam on Monday, air-safety and antiterror authorities on two continents appeared equally stumped about what direction the probe should take.
The Boeing 777 was cruising over the Gulf of Thailand with 239 people on board when it suddenly dropped off air-traffic radar screens less than an hour after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning. None of the Beijing-bound plane's transmitters appeared to signal distress before shutting down.
In a massive international investigation, no early theory has emerged about what transpired on the airplane traveling at cruising altitude of 35,000 feet in good weather. The known sequence of events includes elements that seem different from anything in the annals of recent jetliner accidents.
"For now, it seems simply inexplicable," said Paul Hayes, director of safety and insurance at Ascend Worldwide, a British advisory and aviation data firm. "There's no leading theory," he noted, but jetliners "simply don't vanish or disintegrate" and fall out of the sky without warning, unless there is sabotage or some catastrophic structural failure. So far, investigators haven't hinted that they have firm leads on either front.
Continued at http://online.wsj.com/news/article_...4579429601988903972-lMyQjAxMTA0MDAwOTEwNDkyWj
The lack of news is not news,
Hey, we all know that psychiatrists and Big Pharma* were really behind this aircraft disappearance.
*Telepathically controlled by the Marcabian Fleet
The Wall Street Journal now has a Twitter list of tweets from reporters that are covering the Malaysia Airlines flight.
So they are being criticized for not racial profiling? This world confuses me.
One of these a men is a Luigi Maraldi but I'm not a going to guess which a one.
I wish we had double likes.
Liked it for you.
Jason Ng @ByJasonNg 58m
Malaysia's maritime official say lab results show oil slick found off Malaysia isn't jet fuel. Hunt for #MH370 continues.
WSJ Asia @WSJAsia 59m
Despite false leads, there's still no sign of the Malaysian plane 65 hours after it disappeared.
Ten countries scour sea for Malaysia jet lost in 'unprecedented mystery' | Reuters
Malaysia Airlines flight and South China Sea tension: Search forcing China to cooperate with its regional rivals | Slate
I'm so tired of the Bullshit on TV about this flight. NO ONE WILL KNOW ANYTHING until the plane is found.
Now Peter King in on CNN saying "Pilot Suicide"
I have a big problem with that. NO EVIDENCE, and those pilots have families.
If the plane went straight down from altitude, it could just be as easy as a runaway flight trim tab.
It's a slow news day and idle speculation is all that's available on this story for now.
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