posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 09:48 PM
a transponder any one can easily turn off during flight
a functioning transponder is the only thing that separates a commercial aircraft from an ungainly ballistic weapon.
so when skeptics of the official report wanted to know why air control couldn't track the hijacked planes, the answer was simply "The transponders
were switched off by the hijackers."
and the experts, investigators and population at large accepted this answer.
but why? it makes no sense. why would a device integral to the safety of the passengers, crew, aircraft and safe navigation of said craft be so simple
to turn off? further more, in what situation would a certified airline pilot have just cause to deactivate the apparatus in mid flight?
a transponder constantly relays the aircraft's speed, heading, altitude, co-ordnance and other very important information to air control towers. in
turn, air control updates flight paths to adjust for weather, taxiing into runways and preventing mid air collisions. so this device certainly needs
to be functioning perfectly before take off, during flight, after landing and every second between.
but despite it all. it still seems perfectly acceptable that a random stranger familiar with an aircraft's control panel can just stroll into the
flight deck and flip a switch. rendering the craft as a simple indistinguishable radar blip in a sea of air traffic. does it still seem reasonable?
for contrast ill pitch a similarly unreasonable idea. there were no planes. they were missiles. no good? how about one more...
XX years ago, a secret contingency plan was made to start a war and or garnish political support with or against any country(s) in the world. it can
be used in any country and against a variety of targets at almost any given time. but there's a catch. you can only do it once. because after you use
this weapon, all the rules will change. luckily you can use it several times in that one cataclysmic day. so long as you have the proper number of
is this the "why"? it could be. perhaps its all just a massive oversight. but if this was a smoking gun, the barrel has since cooled and the haze
lifted by a swift breeze.
i guess every device needs an easily accessible on/off button. if not as a necessity, then at least for the sake of simply selling more on/off