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Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof
From: <measl () mfn org>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 21:52:54 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, David Howe wrote:

WTC....... I would imagine it would all be on the yoke too, no throttles
or concerns about airspeed given you are not really going to care that
much what speed or acceleration you have on impact...
which in turn means that they needed to know *in advance* which kinds
of planes they would be hijacking. While a lot of the pilot training
could be done using Flight  Simulator, you still need to know what to
train for.

Your assumptions share a common fault: most commercial rated aircraft hava
standardized set of instruments.  You can fly one, you can fly any of
em.  Poorly maybe, but we're not discussing that here.

... or train for the two/three more common types, then pick a flight *on
the day* that actually is flying that type of plane. book seats at the
last minute (not a problem for domestic flights) or pre-book three or
four different seats per attacker, and each picks a flight with the
right sort of plane from the "pool" of available flights.

J.A. Terranson
sysadmin () mfn org

If Governments really want us to behave like civilized human beings, they
should give serious consideration towards setting a better example:
Ruling by force, rather than consensus; the unrestrained application of
unjust laws (which the victim-populations were never allowed input on in
the first place); the State policy of justice only for the rich and 
elected; the intentional abuse and occassionally destruction of entire
populations merely to distract an already apathetic and numb electorate...
This type of demogoguery must surely wipe out the fascist United States
as surely as it wiped out the fascist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The views expressed here are mine, and NOT those of my employers,
associates, or others.  Besides, if it *were* the opinion of all of
those people, I doubt there would be a problem to bitch about in the
first place...

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