* Posts by S Peters

2 posts • joined 21 Jan 2008

USAF slammed for pranging Predators on manual

S Peters

Firing of Civilian heads of Air Force

"Gates famously sacked both the civilian and uniformed heads of the air force last year, following various clashes - including a huge row over foot-dragging by the USAF in building up its unmanned fleet."

Not quite the story - they were fired shortly after it was discovered that a B52 was loaded with and then transported a passel of Atomic bombs...this wasn't discovered until well after the weapon were delivered and filed away as conventional weapons. The head of the Air Force group that supervises the Atomic bombs was also sacked

Computer system suspected in Heathrow 777 crash

S Peters

S Peters

If the engines were very loud right before landing, it may not be a hardware problem at all. When I first read about the crash, it sounded like an airburst to me: at the tail end of flying through an airburst, you can send all the power you want to the engines, and it won't do you a lick of good

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