reply to post by Namaste1001
This is a made-up story, and has been around since at least 2000. Probably started as a joke, maybe a few actual mechanics sitting around concocted
it, and dumbed it down so that it would be obvious to anyone in the airline industry.
Or, it might have been devised by the main people responsible for the HOAX of "chemtrails" in the first place.
As to its age? I found a reference to it on Rense, from May17, 2000. The writer sounds plausible, yet even he makes many mistakes. Possibly just
The author, identified as "Craig Roberts", begins:
"As a former airlines mechanic (Western Airlines in Los Angeles), I read the mechanic's letter on the spray gear with interest. I can say with
authority that they guy knows airlines maintenance terminology, technics, pecking order, etc.
("technics" [sic] is where he might have meant "techniques"
OK....Western Airlines, before it was bought and then merged with Delta Airlines, was headquartered in Los Angeles, and as such had a large
maintenance base there. Keep in mind though.....Delta and Western merged in1987!!
. SO, this retired (or "former") Western Airlines
employee at the time of writing, 13 years later?
And, even this guy's veracity is called in to question, with many other things he writes. The piece is riddled with some rubbish, like this:
"As for the static whips, it would be extremely difficult to run tubing down the inside of a wing to such a wingtip location. It would be
much easier to just run a line to the fuel dump system and use the onboard systems to discharge chemicals into the atmosphere."
Firstly, they are called static wicks
.....and yes, that was one "idea" floating about, year ago...and, is ridiculous in the
However, although "Mr. Roberts" is correct in the assertion of such difficulty, and impracticality....his next notion indicates that his knowledge
(or memory, or both) of airliner systems and designs is terribly lacking.
The idea of using the fuel jettison plumbing is nonsense. Especially since.....and this is BIG! Not every airliner has a fuel "dump"
The other things he writes seem to just fan the flames of ludicrous claims....almost as if it is a sort of tacit "approval" of the original
"mechanic whistleblower" letter.
In any case, it is important to note that REAL and verified airplane mechanics laugh at this...and, that it dates back as far as eleven years, by
now.....hardly "new" in any sense of the word..........