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reply to post by AugustusMasonicus
The farther you are from the antenna the bigger the gap can be, because of the resolution of the radar. As you get closer you have to tighten up. If they crossed India they would probably have to be close enough the other aircraft would notice.
reply to post by DigitalSea
Why though? Why hijack a plane with all those people on it, hide behind another plane, just to disappear ...there's no rhyme or reason for it. Can't be for pirating, no one is going to buy the plane or anything on it, and no one has offered to sell. This sounds plausible that 2 birds can be one on radar...but there is no reason why one would do this.edit on 18-3-2014 by Illuminawty because: (no reason given)
reply to post by PeterMcFly
So how did it go from the Indian Ocean to Pakistan in under an hour?
Why would we have seperation of air routes that cannot be tracked on radar?
I just find it hard to believe we intentionally design air corridors to be able to hide airplanes. I honestly doubt this on that reasoning alone. Interesting theory but I don't believe it.
Flight seperation rules surely are for multiple purposes 1) To be able to track planes individually on radar and 2) reduced wake turbulance (mostly an issue of sepereation when following lead aircraft) and 3) able to have adquate avoidance distance for reactionary times.edit on 17-3-2014 by shappy because: (no reason given)
reply to post by markymint
There is no possible way that the plane climbed to 45,000 feet.
why the 20 Freescale Employees?, what's the point? Perhaps they are there to be currently rigging the plane to fly autonomously..
Autonomous flight following its original plan of pigging backing behind another 777 all the way back down to Malaysia and plough it into the sea (with original passengers still onboard perhaps, dead obviously).
20 freescale employees last time I heard it was 4 of them apparently.