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General Discussion / Re: Possibility of airplane remote control (MH17 split)
« Last post by Zac on Today at 12:34:18 AM »
London Evening Standard, 2007-03-03: New autopilot will make another 9/11 impossible
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The mechanism is designed to make it impossible to crash the aircraft into air or land targets - and enable the plane to be flown by remote control from the ground in the event of an emergency.



But, to my knowledge, no such function has been approved by the FAA and installed in a commercial aircraft.  Obviously, the mechanism is possible as evidenced by drones. 
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Breaking News / Re: Israel's offensive against Gaza Strip and Hamas
« Last post by Abha on Today at 12:29:23 AM »
@Madnsassy Was there a standing ovation light somewhere that I missed? I couldn't bring myself to watch more than one part.

I find it interesting. US gov gives lot's of money to Israel and Israel pays off congress.

That was at the beginning...I couldn't watch it much further than that. They MUST kiss his ass as that is where some of the compaign funding is coming from.  ::)
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London Evening Standard, 2007-03-03: New autopilot will make another 9/11 impossible
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The mechanism is designed to make it impossible to crash the aircraft into air or land targets - and enable the plane to be flown by remote control from the ground in the event of an emergency.
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NB: A few posts got split into a separate Possibility of airplane remote control thread.
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My computer system at work is highly technical and when something glitches and we can't figure out what it is, we call tech support and they can go right in and start operating my computer as if they are sitting in my chair.

Maybe Malaysian Air needs better security?


You're referring to remote desktop function which is common on windows PC's, but no production airliner includes such a function.


All the OSs have it including Linux and the Mac although with the Mac it may be an add on ap you have to pay for. Windows had it starting with XP. Before that it was also an add on. So, it has been around for more than 10 years.
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General Discussion / Re: Possibility of airplane remote control (MH17 split)
« Last post by Zac on Today at 12:01:40 AM »
And you know that how?  Seems to me it has clearly established the ability to commandeer planes like this by taking over the flight computer(s) is a given.

No one can prove it to you.  I have some experience with the FAA approval process.  Everything is pretty thoroughly documented and it would require quite a number of people to either agree to or overlook a major unapproved function such as you propose.

Why do you think it is "clearly established"?  What evidence convinced you? 

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Breaking News / Re: Israel's offensive against Gaza Strip and Hamas
« Last post by Xeluc on July 23, 2014, 11:59:51 PM »
@Madnsassy Was there a standing ovation light somewhere that I missed? I couldn't bring myself to watch more than one part.

I find it interesting. US gov gives lot's of money to Israel and Israel pays off congress.
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General Discussion / Re: Possibility of airplane remote control (MH17 split)
« Last post by widgeon on July 23, 2014, 11:56:02 PM »
And you know that how?  Seems to me it has clearly established the ability to commandeer planes like this by taking over the flight computer(s) is a given.
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General Discussion / Re: Possibility of airplane remote control (MH17 split)
« Last post by Zac on July 23, 2014, 11:51:41 PM »
My computer system at work is highly technical and when something glitches and we can't figure out what it is, we call tech support and they can go right in and start operating my computer as if they are sitting in my chair.

Maybe Malaysian Air needs better security?

You're referring to remote desktop function which is common on windows PC's, but no production airliner includes such a function. 
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General Discussion / Re: White flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge
« Last post by Spellbound on July 23, 2014, 11:48:28 PM »
^ . .  no acid rain up there.
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