reply to post by JimFetzer
Can't you face up to the fact that you have no idea what you are talking about....
THIS coming from someone who should be embarrassed by the link to that website (in the discussion about the Sen. Wellstone accident...something ELSE
you get terribly wrong).
The website that, among other things, includes the suggestion of the Apollo "hoax"??
Credibility? Zero. But, one thing that may be redeemable is the JFK saga....still a lot of ground to cover, there.
Anyway....you say that I
don't have any idea???
LOL! No...of course not. Why would someone like me, with almost 40 years flying experience, about 20,000 hours total time, and the last 23+ years at
a major airline have "any idea"??
Credibility, Mr. Fetzer = Zero. As shown countless times, by your associations.
Reviewing subsequent posts, and quoting the gems:
Originally posted by JimFetzer
.... since their fuel is stored in their wings, as soon as there was a high-friction interaction between the wings and the building, they would have
burst into flames already as they were entering the building...
Ummm....you're a "scholar", and you embarrass yourself with that statement??
Hate to be blunt, but that is pure twaddle. Indicative, though, of the sorts of misconceptions that abound, on this topic. As I've said many times,
it seems that Hollywood SFX in many, many films have given the lay public some pretty humorous opinions on what they expect
the big, flashy bangs and booms!!
You think that the wings would have "exploded on impact"? I guess, when a car goes of a cliff and explodes in mid-air (in films) then you expect that
to happen, too??
Let's see if we can put on our thinking caps, on the airplane wings issue: At (generously) about 420 knots (it was faster, but the math is easy this
way) that is seven miles per minute. 6,076 feet per nautical mile, so that's 42,532 feet per minute. Divide by 60, for fps = 709 fps.
How wide are the wings, do you think? Never-mind, you can see them in relation to the overall length of the fuselage. (159 ft, 2 in). (BTW...I am
type rated on, and have thousands of hours in, the Boeing 737, 757/767 AND DC-9 family. With much additional experience in other types...).
So....for the full 159 feet to pass into the building, start to finish? @ 709 fps? You do the math. And, you expect the wings to
burst into flame?? >scratches head<
Here, you need a few diagrams, for edification:
And (A B-757, because I had it to hand, but essentially much the same as the B-767 in layout):
Contemplate those, for a while. Note the wing structure....it is a "dual spar" design...a forward and aft spar, with the fuel bays contained in
between. So, the fuel is set back aft from the wings' leading edges.....of course, the leading edges are comprised of the slats and their mechanisms,
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