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    That Ghost Jet Thing

    So they scrambled F16s to intercept a private jet over the DC area. Pilot was unresponsive. Jet crashed. Wild conjecture that they might have brought it down someplace unpopulated to prevent more deaths?

    Is that the plan whenever this happens, follow and take down over a remote area if there's no other way to avoid it possibly going down someplace more populated?

    If it's headed out to sea then they probably just follow it there and document where it finally runs out of fuel.

    I remember the Payne Stewert jet and the video the interceptor had of the passed out pilot at the controls.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Until we know more I wonder if the grandma and kid were awake or...

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    I was hoping no one replied to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
    I was hoping no one replied to this.
    I for one am definitely not posting in this thread.

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    Yea me either. GL is the sole replier in this thread.

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    You guys should stop bumping this thread by replying in here

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    Letís talk about something else

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    That Ghost Jet Thing

    What happened to Demi Moore ? It was bad enough they killed her boyfriend. Itís cool she has a jet now tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    What happened to Demi Moore ? It was bad enough they killed her boyfriend. It’s cool she has a jet now tho
    What if it was in a treadmill (either jet)..
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    What if the jet was on a pottery wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
    Yea me either. GL is the sole replier in this thread.
    Yeah, WTF GL?!
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    Terrible situation and I'm sorry for those who lost loved ones, BUT my mind with its dark sense of humor of course has to stray. As soon as I heard it was a private jet (Cessna Citation) so likely a wealthy family and there was no response from the cockpit, I couldn't help but wander if they turned on the autopilot and walked away to hang out in the back like that RV cruise control scene in the Darwin Awards. Freaking hilarious movie if you haven't seen it before. See:


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    Great, Captain Sincerityís here to ruin the freaking fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    What if the jet was on a pottery wheel?
    I'll ask my wife, she has a pottery wheel. We don't have a jet.

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    One thing that supposedly hampered the location of the wreckage initially was lack of post-crash fire. Quite possible it was single-pilot, hypoxia set in, incapacitated all onboard, plane flew until it ran out of gas. That report would correlate with lack of fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser4 View Post
    she has a pottery wheel.
    Does it spin at infinite speed?
    Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    Does it spin at infinite speed?
    @PureGravity will let you know shortly.. Flew from here in Kakalaky to The Hamptons did a 180 and headed back this way... likely on autopilot with everyone on board already gone.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    That Ghost Jet Thing

    a Reddit thread on this incident had some interesting discussion about new tech on fancy private planes that can detect and auto land the plane in a situation such as this - sorry donít have the link to it

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    Was a treadmill involved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    Was a treadmill involved?
    And apparently a pottery wheel. See above..
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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    Does it spin at infinite speed?
    Upon further consideration, I realized that itís probably just helicopters taking off from pottery wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    Upon further consideration, I realized that itís probably just helicopters taking off from pottery wheels
    You son of a bitch.

    Now my brain is trying to comprehend a helicopter trying to take off while sitting on a spinning platform.

    It isnít not unpossible, isnít it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    You son of a bitch.

    Now my brain is trying to comprehend a helicopter trying to take off while sitting on a spinning platform.

    It isn’t not unpossible, isn’t it?
    With or without The Righteous Brothers?

    DId you jongs know Will Ferrol's dad played keyboards for them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    You son of a bitch.

    Now my brain is trying to comprehend a helicopter trying to take off while sitting on a spinning platform.

    It isnít not unpossible, isnít it?
    Which direction is the wheel spinning?

    Which direction are the blades turning?

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