[time-nuts] Aircraft ping timing

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Sat Mar 22 16:19:27 EDT 2014

>>>> Can you imagine how much an aircraft like that is worth in spare parts alone?
>>> It is worth more as scrap metal.
>>> There is no market for untraced spare parts for large passenger jets.

I was just going to say the same thing.  Selling parts from a stolen
777 is like being an art thieve who just stole the Mona Lisa.  Yes it
would be valuable but selling it to any legitimate buyer would be
impossible.  What airline would want parts with serial numbers
traceable from a stolen aircraft?   Every part on that plan has a
paper trail.

That said, planes (smaller planes, not airliners) do get stolen.
Typically they are taken while parked at night and just flown off.
They end up in the drug trade, not sold for parts.

I can't think of any reason to take an airliner unless what you really
want is the contents, either the cargo or the passengers.  Come to
think of it  100,000 iPhones at $500 each adds up to a ton of money.
It might pay to be a simple pirate and simply steel the cargo no
political or religious motives at all, just the valuable goods in the


Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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