posted on Mar, 13 2014 @ 07:29 PM
reply to post by Bilk22
I never said anything about it circumventing radar. But it will take awhile to sort through all the data and find the blip that might be the plane.
You have no idea how anything on a plane works do you? You don't program an autopilot with your destination and then it flies you there and you don't
When you activate the autopilot you set a course, then fly to a waypoint and turn to a new course. The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing doesn't go
straight there. They come out of Kuala Lumpur, over the Gulf through Vietnamese airspace, then turn more North into China.
Where they went off radar they still would have been heading towards the Spratly Islands before turning and heading towards China.
telling me that the plane could not have flown to Nanming because it would have been seen on radar. Now that's changed somehow? I plotted just that
course and posted it. You said the Spratly Islands would have picked them up on radar. Now it seems as if you're ignoring your own statements.
You're correct I have no idea how to fly or how a plane operates. I only know what I've read here and in a few other places. I do know though, that
you have made a lot of statements in past posts that now conflict with what you are stating here. First it was the fuel issue then the radar issue.
Now that we know, because the world knows from reports, the range of that plane is pretty great. We don't know how much fuel it had, but we do know
it had enough to get to Beijing, which is at a minimum, 2300mi. That flight is actually probably longer as you state it's not a straight line flight.
It also had reserve. Considering it has a capacity for a range of 14000km, it's not unreasonable to believe it had enough fuel to go half that
distance or about 4000mi.
I saw an interview on the news. A pilot that said once this plane is put on auto pilot, the crew has really nothing more to do to fly the plane. Now
I'm sure he wasn't saying there weren't protocols the crew must follow like logging waypoints or what ever. But he pretty much said you could go to
sleep and it would get you to the programmed destination.
Here's my map. Tell me where it could have flown for an additional 4 hours undetected as you said, radar from somewhere would have picked it up.
Edit; Please explain the scenario you're cionsidering. The auto pilot was off or on? We know the tracking was off, so was there a total electrical
failure? If so, could the plane fly for another four hours? Etc... Pleas explain.
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