Archive for the ‘Airplanes’ Category

MH370: Remember my favorite conspiracy theories?

May 18, 2015

At least one of them —  which I tagged “hack & Done” — probably doesn’t sound as far-fetched today as they did a year ago. (The original post is reprised below)


Because sources have reported that:

Hacker controls plane

Here’s the scoop …


MH370: My favorite conspiracy theories ….

March 31, 2014

Below is an interesting infographic from Engineering and Technology Magazine listing the array of likely causes:

  • Catastrophic structural failure
  • Bad weather
  • Engine failure
  • Hijack
  • Terror attack
  • Pilot suicide




Guess what?

The list doesn’t include either of my 2 favorites ….


Re: MH370 … as Hillary would say “What difference does it make?”

March 24, 2014

We’re going into our 3rd week of of wall-to-wall news coverage of the the disappearance of the Malaysian 777.

Yesterday, I saw a “news alert” announcing that the cabin radio transcripts revealed nothing … English translation: no news to report.

And, I got a peak of a Chinese satellite photo of a “possible object” floating around  in the Indian Ocean.


Question: Any idea how much garbage is floating around in the oceans?

Answer: Tons.

I understand that news outlets are keeping the real-time stream of newsless news up because there’s a market for it — their audiences are eating it up

Except for the passengers friends and families, I don’t get it.

Here’s what has me most perplexed ….


Fugetaboutit: “Turn off all electronic equipment”

June 21, 2013

According to the WSJ

The FAA is going to relax rules for electronic “gadgets” used in flight … allowing them to be used at low altitudes … sometimes even during take-off and landing.

Unfortunately, the change won’t apply to cellphones which will still restricted to high altitudes use.



 Here are some details …


Ouch: Dreamliners grounded … lithium battery concerns.

January 17, 2013

According to Reuters

The FAA has grounded Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner passenger jets while battery-related problems are investigated.

The plane has been plagued by recent electrical problems – raising concerns over its use of lithium-ion batteries.

Engineers and regulators are making checks – primarily to the plane’s batteries and complex electronics systems.


Here’s my take on the situation ….