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Steve Mills

Why does a jet make a turn like this?

Posted Friday, December 6, 2019, at 11:57 AM
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    Steve you ask, Why does a jet make a turn like this?

    answer: To get where it's going!

    If the plane is taking off, it may had to use a runway sending the plane in the wrong direct and had to turn before reaching the higher elevation.

    Or the pilot may have been reaching behind him to get his air fight map to remind him where he was suppose to go?

    How are we suppose to know? They may have all been drinking in the cock pit before takeoff, lol.

    Maybe the passenger thought they were going to their destinations, but are really going to GitMo!

    The writer of your story should have made some kind of intelligent remark about it.

    -- Posted by sui on Fri, Dec 6, 2019, at 2:21 PM
  • The writer of my story? :-). How’d you know I have a ghost writer?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Dec 6, 2019, at 5:17 PM
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    Because they can.

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Dec 6, 2019, at 5:41 PM
  • When I used to fly a lot, the pilot would usually tell us before taking a turn like this. Coming out of Manchester New Hampshire it was for real and I was touchy ever since.

    The one benefit was that the girl sitting next to me was worse than I was and grabbed my hand. After we reboarded another plane to continue she did not let go until Nashville.

    I was being “strong” for her and her son but it helped me too. The reason for the sudden turn and emergency landing was supposedly because their redundant systems were not working.

    They could have told us before suddenly dropping and turning if it was just that, so I suspect it was a bit more serious. Of course, if they told us the truth we might have been riding Greyhound instead. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Dec 6, 2019, at 7:02 PM
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