Someone stole a plane from the airport in my city.

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  1. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    Someone mentioned this on facebook and then I googled it. I can't stop laughing to be honest.

    http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/614761

    http://news.google.com/news?um=1&ned=us&cf=all&ncl=1328162784
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    2 F-16s? dang, i guess we don't take flying lightly anymore do we?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not when the plane is stolen and flown across the border, with no flight plan and no communication.
     
  5. sycho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well that is how we roll in Thunder Bay. Actually, not really, but I still can't stop laughing. First I find out with have a 3D projector in the Theatre and then this, and I got some new monitors too! This day can't get any better! :p
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Hey, at least they didn't crash.*

    *(Unless I missed that part of the article.)
     
  7. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    do you ever listen to 91.5 CKPR?
     
  8. sycho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not really, I am quite against Dougal Media since their Rock94 station constantly plays Nickleback and says, I kidd you not, "The greatest band in Canada."

    How often do you listen to CKPR and how did you find it?
     
  9. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    Living in TX, i don't. But they're a client of mine (ours / the company i work for).
     
  10. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    We've had a couple of incidents since the 9/11/2001 attacks of people deliberately crashing planes into buildings--once in Tampa, FL and once in Milan, Italy. Small wonder why our national defense was so nervous about this plane flying south into the USA with no flight plan.
     
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  12. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    and, this isn't to get racist or stereotyping, but it raises the eyebrows - the pilot is originally from Turkey. It could mean nothing, but there's more to this story I'm sure. Not saying terrorist related, but after all, the terrorist pilots of 9/11 did fly at local schools (not colleges mind you), but still.
     
  13. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    I agree.
     
  14. sycho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    He was trying to kill himself by flying into the states, nothing terrorist related at all. I don't blame him, Thunder Bay is really that crappy.
     
  15. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    This is why we don't leave the keys in the ignition...!
     
  16. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Nine hours in a Cessna 172? With a range of about four, maybe five hours max, I wonder how he managed it.
     
  17. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    I want to know how the F16s stayed in the air, they're not very good at flying at Cessna speeds.
     
  18. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    From the AIM, section 5-6-4, Note 2:

    "If the intercepted aircraft is not able to keep pace with the intercepting aircraft, the latter is expected to fly a series of race-track patterns and to rock its wings each time it passes the intercepted aircraft."
     
  19. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    According to the article, this 172 had extended range fuel tanks, so I suppose that's how he managed to keep it in the air for such a long time. Still I think the extended tanks are 52 gallons completely full, good for only 7.5 hours with careful fuel management.
     
  20. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    He was really good at leaning the fuel mixture? :cool:
     
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    If you lean too much the cylinders run hot, but I suppose he might not have been very concerned about the longevity of the engine. Actually the better way to extend range is to fly slow. Still -- nine hours? That's less than 6.0 GPH. Maybe it is possible, but...
     
  23. MorzillA macrumors 6502

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    yeah not only that but the guy didn't even flintched when state law walked in!!!
    LOL!!!!

    Never did they say what type of problems he had, may be wifey left him.....?!
     
  24. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Perhaps all the "targets of opportunity" (Major Kong - Dr. Strangelove, etc) were denied him by the F-16s?? :rolleyes:
     
  25. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    yup. i heard that today. i believe that one only makes their city as crappy as they want it to be.

    TBay is near some of the most prestine and gorgeous wilderness on this planet. If the city 'sucks', it's time to get out of it and experience what some ppl will never have the chance of experiencing.
     

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