posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 07:54 PM
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: penroc3
The transponder being off has nothing to do with anticollision light patterns. You see what you see, and I don't see it. It looks like a helo with
multiple AC lights on it, engaging in something than straight and level flying to me. If you see "100% gun shots" that's fine.
It seems to me a little like the transponder mode is something of a distraction, since we don't actually know if they were indeed on or off without
consulting someone a the ATC at the time, but if other behaviour by the helicopters seems to indicate a rationale for actually turning transponders
off, then it is still a viable scenario.
It does seem that some of the aircraft with ID were hovering at some time in the area rather than a linear pattern of travel as the guy at Mustang LLC
There is also the airliner ID that seems to also be attributed to a helicopter, while that airliner was delayed on the ground far away, whatever.
Then this police helicopter crew arming themselves for flight, seemingly with something a tad more than a pea shooter, when would you use stuff like
that over a city? so there needs to be something more mundane or rather, routine a reason for that operation..like transporting arms for police on the
ground for instance by request, and there was definitely other shooting going on..which took a while to come out, and if it was 'just' criminal
activity, those criminals were thinking on their feet, instead of getting pissed at the weekend.
To boot, a lot of info changed as the time went by, Loopy Linda upstaged the Sheriff on the timeline of Paddocks stay at the Mandalay Hotel for
instance, even if she is a bit of a tit, and there was also the audio recording that the Mandalay released of firing that occurred in the hotel,
before the shooter started firing on the crowd, as well as the Bellagio episode.