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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up.







Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story.


Monday, March 24, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: Malaysia Airlines, official story, government cover-up


(NaturalNews) The "official" story of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now a blatant cover-up. After an endless stream of wild incompetence from the Malaysian military and government concerning the radar signature of the missing flight, we are now told by the Malaysian government that the flight "went down over the southern Indian Ocean" and that all lives are lost.

This explanation smacks of an obvious cover-up for several crucial reasons, all of which are now being utterly ignored by the conventional press:

#1) If the plane went down in the ocean, it would have broken up on impact and debris would be easily spotted

A Boeing 777 does not -- and cannot -- survive impact with the ocean and remain intact. It simply does not have the structural integrity to survive such an impact, which is a lot like hitting a cement wall at terminal velocity.

If Flight 370 hit the ocean, it would have been broken into tens of thousands of pieces, many of which obviously float on water (such as the seat cushions) and would be witnessed washing up on regional shores or easily spotted by search teams.

The lack of such debris is strong support that Flight 370 did not crash into the Indian Ocean as we are now being told.

#2) The plane continued broadcasting data to Boeing for 4 - 7 hours

Remember the fact that the airplane was broadcasting data for at least 4 hours after the transponder was turned off? This fact is now suddenly being dumped from history and from our memories as if it never happened.

We already know Flight 370 flew for 4 - 7 hours after diverging from its planned flight course. We already know this could have taken the plane to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran or even North Korea. (Click here to see my map showing possible destinations.) The fact that the plane broadcast this data for hours is not in dispute!

Wall Street Journal: "U.S. investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines 3786. Flight 370 stayed in the air for up to four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, according to two people familiar with the details, raising the possibility that the plane could have flown on for hundreds of additional miles under conditions that remain murky."

The Guardian: "MH370: Missing plane could have kept flying four hours after disappearing, US investigators say... Engine data shows plane could have kept flying for four hours after disappearing"

Washington Post: " the plane may have flown for at least four hours after it dropped from civilian radar, U.S. officials said Thursday. A senior U.S. official said the information came from data sent via a satellite communications system by Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. That data has convinced U.S. officials that the plane’s engines continued to run for at least four hours after all other communication was lost."

So how does the Malaysian government now explain this? They don't. They simply gloss over this fact and hope we all forget it. They claim the plane went down in the Indian Ocean without flying very far at all. This makes no sense whatsoever and cannot be reconciled with the flight broadcast data received by Boeing.

#3) There is ZERO evidence the flight crashed into the Indian Ocean

What is the Malaysian government's evidence that Flight 370 ended in the Indian Ocean and "all lives are lost?"

They have no evidence. They have no bodies. They have no debris, no flight recorders, no sightings and no radar signatures that would put the aircraft in the Indian Ocean.

They have zero evidence. So they are now floating a cover-up to try to put this issue to rest in order to distract from their own incompetence and their bizarre failure to track the radar signature of an aircraft flying well within the range of their radar.

In fact, the only debris floating around right now is made of all the fragments of the Malaysian government's inept cover-up attempts that smack of a true "rookie attempt" to roll out a cover-up that's full of holes.

This utter lack of evidence did not prevent the Malaysian government from announcing, "we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived." (USA Today)

#4) Another crucial fact: It's clear that the transponder was manually turned off in order to hide the plane's new flight path

If the pilot of Flight 370 was suicidal and wanted to fly the plane into the ocean, there would be no need to switch off the transponder before doing so.

In fact, there would be no need to make all the complex, intentional flight maneuvers which Flight 370 clearly took as has been widely reported.

The fact that the transponder was manually disconnected followed by the plane making deliberate maneuvers that put it on a new flight path is near-absolute proof that the persons controlling the aircraft had no intention of flying the plane into the ocean. It's also strong evidence that they did not want governments to track their new flight direction and destination.

Without question, they intended to take the plane somewhere else and land it somewhere else, which is exactly why the aircraft continued broadcasting flight performance data to Boeing for 4-7 hours.

The Malaysian government is now hoping you forget all these facts in believing their bizarre cover-up explanation.


Malaysia's 9/11 official storyFlight 370 is now Malaysia's 9/11, complete with nonsense "official" stories and attempts to memory hole all the facts that originally came out in the mainstream media.

We are soon going to be told outrageous lies like "Oh, Boeing never received any flight data broadcasts from the aircraft, didn't you know?"

Anyone who now cites all the facts which have already been reported in support of the theory that Flight 370 continued on to another destination will be called "conspiracy theorists" and kooks.

The mainstream media will start scrubbing stories and retroactively altering its reporting to match the "official" government story. We've seen this before. It's how governments and media outlets sweep 239 lives under the rug and try to discredit anyone who asks skeptical, scientifically-sound questions based on the actual evidence.

In truth, the Malaysian government's bizarre new claim that Flight 370 "ended in the Indian Ocean" is the biggest conspiracy theory of all. It's sheer lunacy to reach such a conclusion without compelling evidence to support it, especially in light of all the other evidence that Flight 370 continued on for hours after the transponder was intentionally disabled.


Most likely explanation at this point: The aircraft is being turned into a weaponBased on the Malaysian government's obvious cover-up attempt (which is incredibly transparent and childish as far as cover-ups go), it now seems increasingly likely that the Flight 370 aircraft has, indeed, been delivered to a rogue nation where it is being transformed into a weapon.

Malaysia has already proven that it is so incompetent that it cannot track huge aircraft flying across its airspace. This means a weaponized Boeing 777 is essentially a "stealth aircraft" to the Malaysian military -- a shocking revelation about military incompetence and lack of national security readiness in that nation.

Apparently, this same Boeing 777 can also fly undetected across the airspace of other nations -- most likely by "shadowing" existing flights while turning off its own transponder.

Whoever took control of Flight 370 now has a massive stealth weapon which an incredibly long flight range. This aircraft can now be outfitted with nuclear weapons and dispatched to almost any desirable target anywhere in the world, including cities like New York and Washington D.C., unfortunately.

I was the first journalist in the world to suggest that Flight 370 had been captured and turned into a weapon. That same story was also the very first story to suggest Flight 370 passengers may still be alive.

I still believe Flight 370 passengers may have survived the flight and the landing at the new destination, but now that world governments are rolling out their "official" stories, there is no question in my mind that they will do anything to support those official stories, even if it means discarding the lives of all the passengers. Sadly, I am now forced to recalculate the odds of Flight 370 passengers being found alive at no better than 1 in 5. (It was previously as high as 1 in 2.) But it is not zero! There is a realistic chance the passengers are being kept alive as some sort of international bargaining chip.

You can now expect the governments and media outlets of the world to start scrubbing their archived stories and statements, altering the "news history" to fit this new Malaysian government cover-up.

I wouldn't even put it past these people to now secretly sink some aircraft debris in the Indian Ocean so they can "find it" and thereby complete the cover-up.

If there's one thing I've learned in all my years as an award-winning investigative journalist, it's that you should never trust official stories... especially when they contradict all the earlier evidence.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

New VTOL X-Plane Prototypes in the Works






The X-Plane revealed: US military concepts that can fly like a plane and hover like a helicopter
Four companies have been chosen to develop concepts
A winner is expected to be chosen in 2015 - with the first test flights scheduled for 2017
Will be able to fly as fast as a conventional plane, but land anywhere like a helicopter

By MARK PRIGG

The US Military has revealed plans for a radical new type of military aircraft - which can take off and land like a helicopter, but fly like a plane.

Called the VTOL X-Plane, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded four firms contracts to develop concept planes.

It is hoped they will begin flight tests in 2017, and be able to fly as fast as a conventional plane, but also land anywhere like a helicopter.

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Phantom Swift, built by Boeing, features two large lift fans ¿ inside the fuselage ¿ that provide efficient vertical lift. Once the aircraft transitions to cruise mode, the fans are covered. It also features smaller ducted fans on the wingtips that provide forward thrust, and provide additional lift and control in hover.




WHAT CAN THEY DO?



Although final specification shave not been decided, Darpa says the concepts will:

Achieve a top sustained flight speed of 300 kt-400 kt

Raise aircraft hover efficiency from 60 percent to at least 75 percent

Present a more favorable cruise lift-to-drag ratio of at least 10, up from 5-6

Carry a useful load of at least 40 percent of the vehicle’s projected gross weight of 10,000-12,000 pounds

'For generations, new designs for vertical takeoff and landing aircraft have remained unable to increase top speed without sacrificing range, efficiency or the ability to do useful work,' the agency said.

'DARPA’s VTOL Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program seeks to overcome these challenges through innovative cross-pollination between the fixed-wing and rotary-wing worlds, to enable radical improvements in vertical and cruise flight capabilities.'

Darpa has awarded prime contracts for Phase 1 of VTOL X-Plane to four companies: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, The Boeing Company Karem Aircraft, and the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.

'We were looking for different approaches to solve this extremely challenging problem, and we got them,' said Ashish Bagai, DARPA program manager.



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'The proposals we’ve chosen aim to create new technologies and incorporate existing ones that VTOL designs so far have not succeeded in developing.


'We’re eager to see if the performers can integrate their ideas into designs that could potentially achieve the performance goals we’ve set.'

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Karem Aircraft's VTOL X-Plane Concept was also selected to progress to the next stage.




The next major milestone for VTOL X-Plane is scheduled for late 2015, when the four performers are required to submit preliminary designs. At that point, DARPA plans to review the designs to decide which to build as a technology demonstrator, with the goal of performing flight tests in the 2017-18 timeframe.


'Proving these capabilities in a single aircraft has been the holy grail for tactical military aviation," said Dan Newman, Boeing Phantom Works Advanced Vertical Lift capture team lead.


It's Phantom Swift was one of the four designs chosen.

'We're confident that Phantom Swift could be the solution.'

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The Sikorsky VTOL X-Plane Concept which integrates ¿fixed wing aerodynamics and advanced rotor control to provide a low complexity configuration capable of meeting the challenging DARPA program goals.' The company expects it will first fly in the fourth quarter of 201.





Through a $17 million agreement with DARPA's Tactical Technology Office, Boeing intends to continue developing its technology for an aircraft that takes off and lands vertically, hovers and efficiently flies at speeds up to 400 knots.

'Designing an aircraft to perform a vertical takeoff, while maintaining adequate low-speed control, is challenging.


'Sustaining efficient hover is also difficult, and adding a high cruising speed is even more challenging,' Newman added.

After a 22-month effort involving several competitors, Darpa plans to select a model for fabrication and flight demonstration.





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DARPA has awarded prime contracts for Phase 1 of VTOL X-Plane to four companies: Aurora Flight Sciences, Boeing, Karem Aircraft and Sikorsky. Three of the four¿Boeing (top), Karem Aircraft (middle) and Sikorsky (bottom)



Phantom Swift features two large lift fans – inside the fuselage – that provide efficient vertical lift. Once the aircraft transitions to cruise mode, the fans are covered.


It also features smaller ducted fans on the wingtips that provide forward thrust, and provide additional lift and control in hover.

Last year, Phantom Works used rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing techniques, such as 3-dimensional printing, to quickly design, build and fly a scaled-down Phantom Swift.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2586576/The-X-Plane-revealed-UU-military-concepts-fly-like-plane-hover-like-helicopter.html#ixzz2wl4E1Io0

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Delta Plane Loses Wing Panel During Flight



Delta Plane Loses Wing Panel During Flight


A panel on one of the wings on a Delta aircraft fell off during a flight from Orlando, Fla., to Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday, according to the airline.

The detached panel did not impact the aircraft's ability to fly or land, Delta spokesman Anthony Black said of Flight 2412.


"The crew, knowing that, followed procedure by declaring an emergency to air traffic control as they were landing, which gave them priority clearance to land and alerted ground crews," Black said.

The aircraft landed uneventfully at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and taxied to the gate. None of the 179 passengers and six crew members aboard the flight was injured.

The airline is inspecting the plane to determine why the panel came off.


First published March 16th 2014, 11:50 pm


© 2014 NBCNews.com

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hacker Claims Airplanes Vulnerable at 30,000 Feet


Hacker Claims Airplanes Vulnerable at 30,000 Feet
Text Size Published: Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:05 PM ET
By: Scott Cohn | CNBC Senior Correspondent


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Computer security specialist Brad "Renderman" Haines says he has proof a plane can be hacked mid flight, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.


Cyber hackers have already shown what damage they can do, but this may be the scariest hacking story yet, if it came true.

What if they could hack into the air traffic control system? It's frightening to imagine, you're at 30-thousand feet and suddenly your pilot is flying blind or taking evasive action to avoid another plane.

Brad "Renderman" Haines, who works in IT support for a small company in Canada by day and is a hacker by night, told CNBC that he has proof that the air traffic control system can be hacked.

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The Federal Aviation Administration's next generation air traffic control system, which, when it's fully in place by the end of this decade, is supposed to make flying "more convenient and dependable."

According to Haines, what it really does is make the whole system vulnerable to hackers because the system uses GPS (Global Positioning System) data instead of just radar.

"No good is gonna come of this," he added.

The problem with this is that the signals they are using are unencrypted and unauthenticated. And because it's unauthenticated, you can't prove that this actually came from the real plane.

In theory, that means a hacker could wreak havoc on the system by generating flights that don't exist.

"You could theoretically ground everybody," Haines said.

Haines and a fellow hacker put data that would be used in the FAA system, known as NextGen, into a flight simulator to show what could happen if the system is hacked.

"We were able to create a flight…we were able to take off from SFO [San Francisco] circle back over the bay, come back and buzz the tower," Haines explained.

The consequence of putting a ghost flight on the air traffic controller's panel could be disastrous.

"If I suddenly injected 50 extra flights onto their radar screen that they hadn't expected, they're going to be panicking trying to figure out what's going on," he said.

(Read More: Hacker Claims He Can Hijack Any Airplane Using a Mobile App)


Helen H. Richardson | Denver Post | Getty Images
Inside Denver's TRACON or Terminal Radar Approach Control center at DIA.


University of Texas professor Todd Humphreys is an expert on navigation systems, and thinks Haines is onto something.

"It ought to be obvious to the FAA. This is an obvious problem. This is something that's using antiquated technology from the 1980s," said Humphreys.

(Read More: CNBC's Ongoing Coverage of the Cyber Threat)

Haines said he brought his evidence to the FAA, but claimed they ignored him.

CNBC reached out to the FAA about his claims, and a spokesman said the agency has a thorough process in place to identify and mitigate risks in the system...the process is ongoing...and there are backups to ensure safe operations.

In the statement, the FAA declined to say what risks it has identified, saying that information is "security sensitive."

—By CNBC's Scott Cohn; Follow him on Twitter @ScottCohnCNBC


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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Redondo Beach man continues quest to build perfect Pan Am Boeing 747 model


Redondo Beach man continues quest to build perfect Pan Am Boeing 747 model
Redondo Beach resident Anthony Toth has built a replica of a Pan Am 747 in a City of Industry warehouse. Initially he had a smaller version of this in his garage, but he outgrew the space. After collecting parts, supplies and memorabillia for over 20 years Anthony has replicated the interior first class cabin, clipper cabin and upper lounge of a Pan Am 747. File photo. Jan. 12, 2013. (Stephen Carr / Staff Photographer)


By Brian Sumers, Daily Breeze


POSTED: 02/24/14, 8:25 PM PST |
Anthony Toth's replica of the Pan Am 747 cockpit. (Submitted photo)

It was a year ago, and Redondo Beach resident Anthony Toth was seemingly putting the finishing touches on his life’s dream.
He had rented a warehouse in the City of Industry, hired a contractor, spent more than $100,000 of his savings and built an exact replica of a large chunk of a Pan American World Airways Boeing 747.
Yes, a 747. The man dreams big.

From the outside, it didn’t look like much. But inside, it was perfect. In addition to an upper deck lounge with tables and yellow and orange chairs, Toth had a first-class section, complete with 18 seats, along with 26 powder blue seats in what the airline called Clipper Class, a premium economy-class section. And Toth had all the soft goods — the branded napkins, the drink stirrers, the headphones, the glassware — to go with it.

Twenty-five years ago, a few years before Pan Am folded, Toth had made nightly trips to an airline warehouse filled with the stuff, loading his Honda Civic with forgotten Pan Am-branded loot in the hope that he would someday re-create his favorite airplane.

Now he had achieved it. Former Pan Am flight attendants would marvel at his attention to detail. Sometimes, a few would come by and serve dinner to Toth and guests. The cabin was so familiar they knew what to do, remembering exactly how they served from the carts.

“It was just like the old days,” a former Pan Am flight attendant said after one dinner party.

Some people might have stopped there. They might have said that $100,000 was enough. They might have simply basked in the attention that comes with building a model of such impressive proportions. (Just about every television station in Los Angeles did a story on him last year.)

Not Toth.

Since he was last profiled a year ago by the Los Angeles News Group, Toth has been a busy man. He spent $6,000 on a cockpit, then took a week off work and spent another several thousand dollars hiring crews to transport and install it. While continuing to work as an executive at United Airlines, Toth also started renting out his aircraft interior for photo, film and television shoots.

The highlight of the past year? It might have been a one-week shoot by Playboy. There were a dozen naked women hanging out on board for seven days. “It was a shocking week for me,” he said.

Or it might have been a call from the AMC television show, “Mad Men.” He’s not allowed to say much about what he provided the show — that could give away a plot point for the notoriously secret program — but he was asked to provide specific props from a certain time period.

Whatever he gave “Mad Men” would have to be accurate. No corners could be cut.

“They want everything to be validated,” Toth said. “They are true to their craft. They re-create vintage aviation in the way I want it to be recreated.”

Toth now partners with Air Hollywood, a Pacoima company devoted to providing aviation props and sets to movie and television studios. He is considering moving his plane to the Air Hollywood headquarters, a switch that, while logistically difficult, would solve two main problems. For one, it could resolve tension at his city of Industry warehouse, where his neighbors sometimes seem puzzled about the catering trucks and other trailers that set up in the parking lot. For another, it would give him enough room to build a full 747 — nose to tail.

“If I want to play in this space,” he said, “I’m going to need a bigger airplane.”

In the past year, he has also had better luck renting out his ample collection of flight attendant uniforms. They include duds from a bunch of carriers, including Eastern Airlines, TWA, Braniff, Pan Am and British Airways. Renting uniforms is good for Toth’s bottom line, as acquisition costs are considerable.

A Pan Am uniform hat? That runs $700 to $800, he says. A Pan Am uniform? Toth says he recently bought two — for $1,000 apiece.

The uniforms are particularly tough to find. Pan Am was a special job for most of the flight attendants who worked there in the 1960s and ’70s.

“These are women in their 60s and 70s,” he said. “They don’t want to let go of them.”