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Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof

  • From: Joel Baker
  • Date: Thu Sep 13 18:13:13 2001

On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 03:11:15PM -0600, Leigh Anne Chisholm wrote:
> 2.  What's the point of having transponder codes for hijacking if they're so
> well published everyone is aware of them?  The purpose of the codes was so
> that the pilot could communicate this information without the hijacker
> becoming aware of what was happening.  I have always REALLY DISLIKED the now
> common practice of advertising this information.  You're taking away one of
> the pilot's best tools...

Then you would probably consider it a good thing that the code he gave is
not, in fact, the transponder code for hijacking. And no, I'm not going to
detail what the correct one is. Go ask a pilot (such as the one living in
my house), if you want to know. Pretty much all of them know it; even those
who don't fly planes one could reasonably hijack.
Joel Baker                           System Administrator -
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