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Old 28th Mar 2024, 09:54
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That'll be an hour you could have better spent doing pretty much literally anything else.
Agreed. Currently repairing a few targets for the local Rifle Club and I need to ensure that the glue sticks properly.
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And in related news, tin foil hat futures are up on strong demand in early morning trading.

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Old 28th Mar 2024, 23:55
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Re the clip posted by Paul O'Rourke; The above quote summed that up quite nicely. Just a few seconds into that clip I heard the Announcer say that Amelia's Earhart's aircraft had been discovered '154,000 feet below the surface of the Ocean'

That's what it sounded like to me anyway. And at that point I gave up on the clip!!
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Old 29th Mar 2024, 01:01
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Re the clip posted by Paul O'Rourke; The above quote summed that up quite nicely. Just a few seconds into that clip I heard the Announcer say that Amelia's Earhart's aircraft had been discovered '154,000 feet below the surface of the Ocean'

That's what it sounded like to me anyway. And at that point I gave up on the clip!!
Only out by an order of magnitude so pretty much bang on the money by what passes for reporting these days.

Seems to follow the standard formula of taking one has-been (or wannabe, dealer's choice) journo to unquestioningly and uncritically "interview" as many nut-jobs as the time format will reasonably allow in order to churn out as many controversial "hot-takes" as possible. Little wonder Joe and Joanne Six-pack have essentially no idea as to the facts surrounding the disappearance.
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Old 6th Apr 2024, 06:46
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[QUOTE=Paul O'Rourke;11615453]Ross Coulthart has just started a new show on news nation (Youtube) called “Reality Check with Ross Coulthart.”
He said his next show was on MH370 however, no date or time has been given.

The same Ross Coulthart received the Spoon Award at the last Australian Skeptics Conference for his dubious promoting of UFOs.
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Serious question relating to details of the MH370 disappearance:-

On the B777, are pilot's flight bags and jackets stored/hung inside the cockpit? I'd say definitely yes for the flight bag, but is there some wardrobe space inside or perhaps just outside the cockpit for the pilot's jackets?
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Why am I hearing John McEnroe's voice in my head when I read this?
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Old 18th Apr 2024, 10:48
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Originally Posted by Lookleft
Why am I hearing John McEnroe's voice in my head when I read this?
Surely McEnroe would be: "you CANNOT be serious........".
I'm serious !
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Originally Posted by DH106
Serious question relating to details of the MH370 disappearance:-

On the B777, are pilot's flight bags and jackets stored/hung inside the cockpit?
Yes to both.
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Yes to both.
Thanks BuzzBox.
A follow-up question if I may:- when you first enter the cockpit for a flight, dump your bag and hang up your jacket, presumably at some point around this time you would turn off (or switch to flight mode) your cellphone. What would you then do with the phone - stick it in a pocket, or put it away in your flight bag/jacket pocket ?

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If you are serious then DH106 why dont you just get to the point of what the basis of your question is. You are on what was many years ago a forum for professional pilots and your question is where are the jackets kept? Just put whatever theory you have about why a widebody jet goes from one side of the Malay Peninsular to the other then flies south to the Indian Ocean because of where the pilot may or may not have hung his jacket.
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Originally Posted by DH106
Thanks BuzzBox.
A follow-up question if I may:- when you first enter the cockpit for a flight, dump your bag and hang up your jacket, presumably at some point around this time you would turn off (or switch to flight mode) your cellphone. What would you then do with the phone - stick it in a pocket, or put it away in your flight bag/jacket pocket ?
Probably not….. As is the case with most people, it will usually remain close-by until the last second and then it may be turned off….if remembered.

I somehow doubt anything different happened on MH370.
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Originally Posted by DH106
Thanks BuzzBox.
A follow-up question if I may:- when you first enter the cockpit for a flight, dump your bag and hang up your jacket, presumably at some point around this time you would turn off (or switch to flight mode) your cellphone. What would you then do with the phone - stick it in a pocket, or put it away in your flight bag/jacket pocket ?
I always put my phone in my flight bag. Other pilots might well do something different...
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Originally Posted by DH106
Thanks BuzzBox.
A follow-up question if I may:- when you first enter the cockpit for a flight, dump your bag and hang up your jacket, presumably at some point around this time you would turn off (or switch to flight mode) your cellphone. What would you then do with the phone - stick it in a pocket, or put it away in your flight bag/jacket pocket ?
Someone correct me please, but I seem to recollect that the FOs phone was pinged a couple of times while they were over Penang. If true, then at least one phone was on.

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Someone correct me please, but I seem to recollect that the FOs phone was pinged a couple of times while they were over Penang. If true, then at least one phone was on.
The FO's cell phone registered on the Penang Location Area of the Celcom network via a Location Base station (cell phone tower) at Bandar Baru Farlim Penang at 0152:27 MYT.
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If you are serious then DH106 why dont you just get to the point of what the basis of your question is. You are on what was many years ago a forum for professional pilots and your question is where are the jackets kept? Just put whatever theory you have about why a widebody jet goes from one side of the Malay Peninsular to the other then flies south to the Indian Ocean because of where the pilot may or may not have hung his jacket.
I'm sorry I didn't mean to upset anyone.
I'm just trying to leverage as much info out of the fact the the first officer's phone pinged as the flight passed Penang.
It struck me that with the theory that the captain had gone rogue and perhaps locked the first officer out of the cockpit (maybe when he went to use the restroom) - how likely would it be that the first officer would have his phone on his person when locked out of the cockpit in order to be able to switch it on and get the ping later on.
Clearly the first officer did have access to his phone and made an effort at communication, since the phone was in fact turned on which wouldn't normally happen in flight. Perhaps this argues against the "locked out of the cockpit" theory.
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Clearly the first officer did have access to his phone and made an effort at communication, since the phone was in fact turned on which wouldn't normally happen in flight.
Yeah nah. Plenty of phones get left on after boarding and cell phones automatically ‘ping’ so as to connect with whatever tower is in range.
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Originally Posted by DH106
Clearly the first officer did have access to his phone and made an effort at communication, since the phone was in fact turned on which wouldn't normally happen in flight.
Not necessarily. As the heavy one said, it wouldn’t be the first time a phone had been left on in-flight, inadvertently or otherwise. I’ve done it myself, inadvertently of course.
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Clearly the first officer did have access to his phone and made an effort at communication, since the phone was in fact turned on which wouldn't normally happen in flight. Perhaps this argues against the "locked out of the cockpit" theory.
My bolding. Too many assumptions. A phone inadvertently left on and remaining on the flight deck will "poll" for a nearby cell without input from its owner.

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