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FAA: Flights Delayed Across Country Because of Computer Problems

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posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 11:22 AM
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Mmmm...no worries...this isn't an unusual situation (seen stuff like this before).

The FAA have two main data centers; Atlanta and Salt Lake City. One center backs up the other center although they generally don't like to do that unless there is a major data-communications issue.

The systems that they use to process flight are pretty dang old (but I won't get into that)...and trust me, these systems don't run Microsoft or even UNIX so there isn't a cyber-attack underway...they'll find the problem and fix it...minor/major problems in the airline industry happen everyday...it's just the nature of the beast.




posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 11:41 AM
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It's important that we all take note of these life changing computer problems that take place - We are hooked in to a dangerous degree - nothing can run without our computer systems - medical, air traffic travel, businesses everywhere are dependent upon us being hooked in including our social lives and communication and news that will not be shown on MSM. Keep your eye on these occurrences.




[edit on 19-11-2009 by spinkyboo]



posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 09:20 AM
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I observed an east coast fighter scamble, five USAF fighters (F-16,-F-15's, what are they using now?) They all had drop tanks. Routine patrol??? It occured mid-day. Take off staggered approximately one minute apart. Boy are those things loud! Afterburner? How would one tell?



posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 09:22 AM
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Intuition tells me that it had nothing to do with computers. Something else.



posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 09:31 AM
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That in of itself is a scary thought. One computer system goes down -- twice in two years -- and that's the only system around for monitoring where the heck all the planes are flying?

Talk about the easiest way to get a plane, loaded with whatever, off the ground without anybody being the wiser.

The system was down for 4 - 5 hours or so, right. One can certainly get off the ground and out of US territory within that timeframe.

Yes, I realize that radar was not affected. But, with the systems down, they would have had to pick up a plane on radar, and look through the manual flight plans to see if it had been entered, is accurate, etc. Plus, my guess is that if a discrepancy was found -- it would take quite some time to finalize that conclusion. I'm sure that they would do all kinds of checking and re-checking, ruling out possible human error, before saying anything.



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