[time-nuts] Aircraft ping timing

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sat Mar 22 17:30:07 EDT 2014

On 22/03/14 21:19, Chris Albertson wrote:
>>>>> 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
> hold.

I think we deviated away from the t&f aspect of the thread. Let's stop it.


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