Breaking News! Santonio Holmes...kicked off flight...

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    Re: Breaking News! Santonio Holmes...kicked off flight...

    If Holmes is an engineer than he can argue.  Let's not forget the flight attendant is an employee who was told to make sure everyone turns off their electronic devices during takeoff.  She doesn't know anymore than Holmes what that does to the plane.  Why give her a hard time, just think to yourself it's a dumb rule and turn the thing off for 5 minutes.  Only a 5 year old would pick a fight over something so stupid. 

    The Planes can basically takeoff and land wothout looking outside the window.  It's amazing actually, they are in a cloud and can't see 5 feet in front of them going hundreds of miles per hour and find the runway.  check out this video, very cool

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsiGD-e1gAM

    Anyway, the instruments that allow planes to do this are very precise, a few feet off  (which has happenned when a plane fifty feet in the air during landing got a reading that said it was on the ground and dropped the engines back), a few degrees off, whatever and it misses the runway.  Can electronics mess with those instruments?  Engineers have determined that some electronics can, since they aren't going to test every peice of electronic equipment on planet earth and list the ones that don't they just made them all off limits during takeoff and landing.  Most adults figure the mild inconvenience is more tolerable than the slim but possible chance of crashing and killing everyone.
     
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    Definetly a hole surrounded by a $ $, but he does have talent that can hurt you. This guy can stretch the field and in my opinion was the best player on the field when the steelers won there last super bowl.
     
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    Listen this guy obviously is a problem , absolutely no debating that. Im not sticking up for him at all here , but can you guys leave the "thug" / "gang" B.S. alone. Im a little surprised at myself for even saying so , but it bothers me because its pretty clear that it has racist undertones. And trust me I absolutely hate when people use the race card on every little occasion , for instance the Duke NON-rape case. It just seems pretty obvious here , it was only a few , but you guys sound like those moronic T e a-bag gers. LOL I said T e a - B a g!
     
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    Re: Breaking News! Santonio Holmes...kicked off flight...

    LATEST NEWS ON THIS:

    It turns out Santonio Holmes isn't quite the troublemaker some would have you believe. According to the Allegheny County Police Department (that's Pittsburgh), Holmes was not removed from a plane on Thursday night, as had been previously reported. According to the police statement, all that happened was that Holmes was asked to remove his iPod, and that's what he did. What a troublemaker.

    http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/182491-report-holmes-was-not-removed-from-plane?eref=sihp
     
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    I'm and aircraft mechanic for a major airline.  Turning off all electronic devices during take-off and landing, the most critical times during a flight is a federal (FAA) rule not an airline rule.  Cell phones and pagers can cause interference with communications but they want the other electronics turned off also not so much because of the interference they may cause but because they don't want the passengers distracted during these critical stages of flight when most accidents happen.  If your aircraft ends up in the Hudson, you may have only seconds to get off the plane.  They want you to be alert and aware at these times.   

     
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    Re: Breaking News! Santonio Holmes...kicked off flight...

    Thank you, PatsEng and Salcon for informative answers. Not that "Because I said so" isn't a perfectly acceptable reason, but it's nice to have a little background.



     
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    In Response to Re: Breaking News! Santonio Holmes...kicked off flight...:
    I'm and aircraft mechanic for a major airline.  Turning off all electronic devices during take-off and landing, the most critical times during a flight is a federal (FAA) rule not an airline rule.  Cell phones and pagers can cause interference with communications but they want the other electronics turned off also not so much because of the interference they may cause but because they don't want the passengers distracted during these critical stages of flight when most accidents happen.  If your aircraft ends up in the Hudson, you may have only seconds to get off the plane.  They want you to be alert and aware at these times.   
    Posted by Salcon


    I used to be a mechanic, now I'm a pilot.  Did you see the video I posted above.  Probably only aviation losers would think it's interesting.
     
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    Re: Breaking News! Santonio Holmes...kicked off flight...

    Yeah, he didn't get kicked off the plane, He was met as he was leaving the plane by police officers after the crew complained.  This happens to all of us right, Just obeying the rules being quiet and the police grab you up when you get off the plane. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Breaking News! Santonio Holmes...kicked off flight...:
    In Response to Re: Breaking News! Santonio Holmes...kicked off flight... : I used to be a mechanic, now I'm a pilot.  Did you see the video I posted above.  Probably only aviation losers would think it's interesting.
    Posted by shenanigan


    I've been in the cockpit of B777 during a check flight and we did a CATIII landing but not in those conditions.  Freaky!
     
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