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NY Times: Oceanic Tracking and Transponders

NY Times: Oceanic Tracking and Transponders

Old May 8, 14, 8:26 pm
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NY Times: Oceanic Tracking and Transponders

Another Malaysia 370 story that doesn't quite get it together, this time in the Times.

I really wish the media could better understand, and would better explain, how it is that flights are and aren't tracked when flying across the oceans.

Instead, they've been giving people the impression that once a plane hits oceanic airspace, it effectively disappears until making landfall on the other side. This is NOT the case. Planes ARE tracked.

Meanwhile we get yet another annoying conversation about transponders.

My full critique is here...

http://www.askthepilot.com/malaysia-...es-flight-370/


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