[FoRK] Hijacking? Training? Dead radio?
<JeffreyWinter at crd.com> on
Tue Jan 15 05:25:45 PST 2008
Or perhaps it's the "End of Times":
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Stephen D. Williams
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 7:12 AM
To: Friends of Rohit Khare
Subject: Re: [FoRK] Hijacking? Training? Dead radio?
Cool. I'll look for it on the field tomorrow.
The fighter escort was strange. It was really close to the plane.
Perhaps it doubles as a beam weapon. ;-)
Bill Humphries wrote:
> See http://community.livejournal.com/mountain_view/219343.html
> It have been SOFIA,
>> If another flight is required, it would occur in early January after
>> a break for the holiday season. The SOFIA will then be flown to
>> NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., for an
>> open-house exhibit of the aircraft and telescope for Ames personnel.
>> The SOFIA will then be flown to Dryden's newly established Aircraft
>> Operations Facility in nearby Palmdale, Calif., where it will be
>> based during additional development, flight testing and its
>> operational lifetime. Once at Palmdale, the SOFIA will undergo major
>> telescope subsystem installation and integration in preparation for
>> the next phase of flight tests with the telescope's external cavity
>> door open, scheduled to begin in late 2008.
> Dunno why it gets a fighter escort.
> On Jan 14, 2008, at 6:58 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>> Nothing on the news... I can't imagine they were doing an exercise.
>> The airliner was clearly not military or Air Force One. It had to be
>> a suspected hijacking. Maybe their radio was out, although I can't
>> imagine that an airliner pilot doesn't carry a handheld. I do in
>> Cessnas. (I lost all electrical, and therefore radios, just after
>> leaving ADIZ on my last solo cross country. My future plan to buy a
>> radio was accelerated. ;-) )
> -- whump
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