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Originally posted by pro420
how do u know that they had a good idea of how the plane works? When the "terrorists" went to flight school the instructors said that they hardly spoke any English and that they think it was impossible for them to fly. I heard that from one of the 9/11 videos.
Originally posted by weedwhackerYeah, pro....but did those same videos mention that they bought time in actual full-motion simulators?
Originally posted by Essan
Well if they were experienced at flying commercial aircraft, problem solved
Originally posted by weedwhacker
NO autopilot needed, no Air Traffic Control involvement needed (remember, ATC is designed to co-ordinate traffic, and prevent collisions).
Originally posted by starbuk
Do some of you guys really think that Osama would be stupid enough to throw a LOT of money at a couple of stupid terrorist that don't have any training on anything about planes? I know that it doesn't seem like there smart but anybody with basic knowledge on navigation could help the pilot guide the plane. I heard that each terrorist also had a specific job and was planned out and one of the jobs was a navigator
Navigating by sight at 35,000 feet is not easy. Try and imagine what it looks like up there. You see hundreds and hundreds of square miles of land that all looks pretty much the same. From that altitude there are no discernable landmarks aside from coastlines and very large cities.
Originally posted by weedwhacker...Obviously, in clear weather, your eyes are your 'altimeter'....
[edit on 31-3-2008 by weedwhacker]