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Old 28th Dec 2014, 19:02
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Montreal
Age: 49
Posts: 71
because .... yep, you guessed it ... satellite ...is... EXPENSIVE !
Nonsense mixture!

The idea is live streaming of telemetry data ONLY in case of an emergency or suspect deviations from planned route, altitude, heading, speed, flight law, g factor etc. It would provide the exact coordinates of last transmission!
That's not expensive, just a tiny bit in comparison to the search effort already spent.
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