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  1. First off, if you're using the FR24 equipment, by...

    First off, if you're using the FR24 equipment, by all means follow their instructions first and foremost! Don't let advice coming from people like me override that.

    Personally I wouldn't worry...
  2. Yes, it could have been commissioned by a large...

    Yes, it could have been commissioned by a large industrial company, perhaps to search for unused or farm land to buy as they expand. Or a wireless phone company looking for new places to put their...
  3. Not sarcastic, making a point. It's easy to...

    Not sarcastic, making a point.

    It's easy to assign special significance to otherwise mundane data after it's known that something has gone wrong. That doesn't necessarily mean that there actually...
  4. The B777 has a sophisticated power management...

    The B777 has a sophisticated power management system (ELMS), two AC and two DC power busses.
  5. There are times when the transponder replies can...

    There are times when the transponder replies can cause unnecessary confusion to radar operators. Typically transponders are only in use when an aircraft is about to fly and during flight. Keeping...
  6. Hear, hear! The #1 priority should always be...

    Hear, hear!

    The #1 priority should always be prevention above all else. Disobeying basic safety rules (and perhaps causing more emergencies) in the name of giving a small number of people the...
  7. And without the transponder to give the altitude...

    And without the transponder to give the altitude data to local authorities or FR24, that begs the question "how did they know the altitude data?" Did they ever know the altitude data at that point? ...
  8. Same here. I found that using the "ignore"...

    Same here. I found that using the "ignore" function handily removed all of the Tomnod followers from my sight. Much better now!
  9. The answer is "yes". Everything matters. ...

    The answer is "yes". Everything matters.


    While people have seen good results using inexpensive DVB-T dongles and the inexpensive, untuned antennas included with them, using purpose-built gear...
  10. Interesting. The Telegraph article that you...

    Interesting. The Telegraph article that you included is proof positive that if someone wants to find something significant enough, that anything will do.

    In the spirit of the Telegraph article, I...
  11. The lithium battery rumor has been batting around...

    The lithium battery rumor has been batting around since the beginning of this event. :rolleyes:

    Previous fire-based airline crashes over the Everglades, Jidda and near Halifax occurred long before...
  12. A far less rude way to go than threadjacking...

    A far less rude way to go than threadjacking another website.
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    The program that I got is called FR24feed, and it...

    The program that I got is called FR24feed, and it doesn't appear to have any way to take data directly from a serial port, which is how the GNS5890 appears to the computer. Software applications...
  14. Thank you!!!

    Thank you!!!
  15. Thanks for that! I wouldn't have believed it...

    Thanks for that! I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw it -- Inmarsat behaving just like the Malaysian government, trotting out some posh executive to say a lot of nothing. I can see why the...
  16. There's plenty of unused bandwidth on the LEO and...

    There's plenty of unused bandwidth on the LEO and MEO comsat services like Iridium. Currently the US Department of Defense is their #1 customer. A company like that would love to have the business,...
  17. Actually EPIRB is primarily for maritime use. ...

    Actually EPIRB is primarily for maritime use. Aircraft carry an ELT that may or may not operate on the 406MHz EPIRB frequency. Many older ELTs that operate on the aviation guard frequencies (121.5,...
  18. Sorry you're having troubles. I do hope it works...

    Sorry you're having troubles. I do hope it works out though. I'll be standing by!
  19. First Class gets escape pods that float, have...

    First Class gets escape pods that float, have EPIRB and free headphones.
  20. Surprisingly, nothing. But according to Weekly...

    Surprisingly, nothing. But according to Weekly World News, the US has new help in the search:

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  21. Why not just put ejection seats in every plane? ...

    Why not just put ejection seats in every plane? That way everyone lives.
  22. Oh God... Today CNN has been exploring the...

    Oh God...

    Today CNN has been exploring the possibility that the plane was eaten by a roving black hole.

    Today FOX said that the plane was flown to Pakistan. For Osama bin Laden to use.
    ...
  23. If we've learned anything from this thread, it's...

    If we've learned anything from this thread, it's that it's surprisingly easy to get the facts to fit your idea.

    As for the Top Gear guys, my theory is that the show's real purpose is to send...
  24. I don't think the P-3 or P-8 have aerial...

    I don't think the P-3 or P-8 have aerial refueling capability.
  25. Statistically it's equal to all other theories....

    Statistically it's equal to all other theories. :cool:


    Don't be silly, that film was shot months ago. Certainly they're home by now...
    ...Maybe someone should check the Dunsfold Aerodrome and...
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