posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 02:16 PM
Originally posted by FreedomCommander
reply to post by TommyD1966
the holes are over 1600 miles in diameter.
As for the pilots, you might want to listen to this guy's account.
Looking over this, the plane misses it by a lot. An average persons unhindered field of view is
about 2 miles, they are out of site of the egress by a couple thousand miles.
The location of the Northern Egress is in the Northern part of Canada, question arises, why don't they reverse their path? Can you answer the question
on this, if you will please.
Since your a new guy around here, I have a standard towards government words; Never trust them.
Well that guy tells an interesting story, that's really all it is - a story. Maybe the pilot was screwing around with him. There seem to be a lot
more stories of people who DID fly over the north pole, so I suppose their stories have as much credibility as this guy's.
And yes, not all circumpolar flights will go directly over the north pole, but they sure get closer than 800 miles, unless all of the flight tracking
software is wrong -- and this isn't government software.
Not sure what your question is about the reverse path -- if you mean it is different than the originating flight, my guess it has to do w/ ETOPS
restrictions. They are still trying to get as close as possible to a great circle arc to save fuel.
And not all satellites are government satellites, either. And even if they were, I don't see why, if there are holes at the poles, it would need to
be hidden from anyone.
edit on 2-12-2012 by TommyD1966 because: (no reason given)