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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
reply to post by jackmac
Why do you say he's not a pilot, when he quite clearly identifies himself as a private pilot?
He has more time than most of us for reasons he states on his websites - perhaps you should research a bit more??
Originally posted by ProudBird
reply to post by jackmac
I love your 9/11 hi-jackers fiction.
Conjecture, based on a lifetime of experience flying the damn airplanes, the types that were hijacked. Being IN one, and then figuring out how the events went down, aren't too difficult to understand. The pilots were overcome, because there was no warning, no time for them to react....it is on one of the ATC tapes, where a pilot keyed his boom mic, and you can hear him shouting "Get out of here!".....it's quite chilling to hear. [**]
But, I guess you've never flown on a passenger airliner, and can't relate to the reality of it?
And all that stuff about people complaining about things like aircraft noise.
??? Well, at least that's on topic....AND, is the reason for the Federal Regulations (in the USA) and similar that were drafted to regulate the sound levels from airliners. The "Stage 3" limits were adopted as far back as 1975....later, more restrictions known as "Stage 4" were implemented. (This is all available to research, knowledgeable people in the industry can verify this). SO can the fact that community activism played a role.
Reality.....it sucks, doesn't it???
Originally posted by Uncinus
Originally posted by mmakshak
What I read on this was very interesting, and I have some naive questions to ask. I saw a plane, fairly low flying, and leaving a com/chem trail, when all of a sudden, the trail disappeared for just a short distance, then started up again at the same height. What is the explanation for that?
It was flying though a different region of air. Possibly an ascending thermal, but maybe just a different region. The atmosphere is very variable, even when it's a clear blue sky. See:
Number two: a plane was descending, leaving no chem/con trail, when all of sudden it started to leave one. What would the explanation be for that?
It descended into a region where the humidity was high enough (and it was still cold enough) for an exhaust contrail to form.
Or possibly it was an aerodynamic contrail.