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Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof
: Delivered-To: [email protected] : Delivered-To: [email protected] : Delivered-To: [email protected] : From: "David Howe" <[email protected]> : References: <[email protected]> : Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 00:22:42 +0100 : MIME-Version: 1.0 : Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit : X-Priority: 3 : X-MSMail-Priority: Normal : X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4522.1200 : X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.50.4522.1200 : Sender: [email protected] : Precedence: bulk : Errors-To: [email protected] : X-Loop: nanog : Content-Type: text/plain; : charset="iso-8859-1" : Content-Length: 1408 : : : >Also, it's worth remembering that airplanes aren't all that easy to : > fly. This means that the perpetrators needed to find five adequate : > pilots, : Hmm. not actually sure about this - not having ever flown anything at : all, but how much skill exactly does it take to keep something already : pointed in more or less the right direction on target for two-three : minutes until impact? ok, you couldn't expect a clean landing or even a : halfway-smooth flight path from someone who has played a MS-Windows : flight sim for a few months, but - if he was going from switching off : autopilot to keeping the plane pointed at something the size of the : WTC....... I would imagine it would all be on the yoke too, no throttles : or concerns about airspeed given you are not really going to care that : much what speed or acceleration you have on impact... The planes were hijacked with knives and re-routed over large distances: which leads me to believe the original pilots were long dead. The two towers were struck with great precision: it's not as easy as it sounds. The pentagon was *landed* on... in a most precise manner: It takes a hell of a flyer to put a plane down like that. There were no fly-bys and/or go-rounds. There were no near misses. There is no doubt in my mind that those in control of the planes were skilled pilots. Peace, Petr -- Systems, Networks and Gadgets, done with Artful Intelligence -<>-<_>-<__>-<_>-<>- Policy: ASCII/text attchmnts alway read. PDF maybe read. Others, by necessity, may be ignored. Don't take it personally, it's a time issue.