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"Mystery Aircraft" over Quincy, MA. FAA being secretive

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Flightnerd, May 11, 2013.

  1. CFI A&P

    CFI A&P Well-Known Member

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    Non-pilots are completely dumbfounded when I explain that a flight can be made from the Miami area to the Seattle area without using a radio. Or from NY to FL (done it several times) without radio communication. It's fun though.
  2. Vector4Food

    Vector4Food This job would be easier without all the airplanes

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    Well, a simple example.

    How many Canadian Air Marshalls do you think there are?
  3. OCArmory

    OCArmory The local gunrunner

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    I know when I used to fly out of Deer Valley there was an outfit in the hanger whose plane looked like a porcupine with so many antennas. You could also tell who was on binocular duty that day as they were always a little green.
  4. JordanD

    JordanD Sizeable Member

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    On a kinda related funny note, there was a local twin registered to "Down and 3 Green" LLC.

    Someone forgot to put the gear down.
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  5. Nark

    Nark Well-Known Member

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    canadian_atc

    I should point out security clearance (RAIC) pass in Canada is vastly different than what constitutes a "security" clearance down here in the US.
    Commercial carrier pilots still do an FBI check.
  6. Vector4Food

    Vector4Food This job would be easier without all the airplanes

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    CSIS Canada's CIA/FBI have one forum for security clxs

    There are three options
    Airport
    Secret
    Top secret

    Pilots and airport workers file an airport application, which is vetted by CSIS going back 15 years of personal history.

    The application for "secret"'is what ATC here fills out, not sure the diFference exactly in the Checks, mine took about 3-4 weeks
  7. Vector4Food

    Vector4Food This job would be easier without all the airplanes

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    Hmmm

    Just realized... CSIS=ISIS?

    [​IMG]
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  8. Dallen

    Dallen Well-Known Member

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    Come on guys, we all know what this is.
    [​IMG]
  9. jynxyjoe

    jynxyjoe The Kickin' Chicken!

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    Help me guess with some hints? Is it comparable to the number of Air Marshal's I'd expect to find in Argentina or say 193 other countries in the world (I wouldn't expect anyone but US and Israel of having Marshal up in the air)? I suppose my estimate would also depend on job description, if it's short hours with the expectation of hugging the next tur'wrist until he gives up and buys a condo in Mississauga close to the Vietnamese district (everything has MSG on it), then I expect a number similar to ours.

    You guys just broke up an attack on a train up in Canada a month or two ago didn't you? Al Qaeda was being blamed. Did someone find a way to blame it on us now? Maybe you should get a few Air Marshal's just to protect yourself from American's?
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  10. KLB

    KLB Well-Known Member

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  11. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    KMZJ, just up the street from me, used to be the hub of this. Intermountain Aviation resided there for many years as a CIA front. I still have one of their company brochures.....they were an aircraft storage firm that also flew Twin Otters that dropped smokejumpers into fires.....as well as CIA agents into wherever they needed to go. The company motto was an interesting double entendre: "Total Air Support for Remote Operations." :)

    The former head of Intermountain, Gar Thorsrud, now heads Sierra Pacific Airlines, also here in TUS. Formerly flying CV-580s, they now have a fleet of two 737-200s.
  12. n57flyguy

    n57flyguy Well-Known Member

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    Nice "loop," huh?
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  13. 99driver

    99driver Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha, sounds like Sheble's in KIGM. They have to say it on CTAF in the downwind. Oops!
  14. SilkyD

    SilkyD Well-Known Member

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    It's Ray Charles taking flying lessons and the FAA doesnt want to cause any concern amongst the residents.
  15. JordanD

    JordanD Sizeable Member

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    That would be pretty scary, especially since he's been dead for 8 years.


    He's a walker!
  16. Kingairer

    Kingairer Well-Known Member

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    Oh good. We can now move from union vs non union to a good ole fight against those devilish Canadians!
  17. n57flyguy

    n57flyguy Well-Known Member

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    No, its all about tacos. How dare you derail this threads main purpose with meaningful rabbles?
  18. ChasenSFO

    ChasenSFO Gooby pls!

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    I'm going to take an educated guess and say the pod is collecting data essential to the launch of the tacocopter.
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  19. Calvin and Hobbs Meter

    Calvin and Hobbs Meter Well-Known Member

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    How about the guy who named his LLC "7700 Enterprises", and crashed the Premier into a residential area. He and another passenger died in that one. Interesting way to tempt fate if you ask me.

    http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20130317X85055
  20. fholbert

    fholbert Forgot More than Most Know

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    http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2014/06/source-mystery-plane-in-quincy.html

    QUINCY – The mysterious plane that made overnight loops around Quincy and perplexed a slew of city residents last spring was being used for surveillance of Khairullozhon Matanov, the latest man charged in the Boston Marathon bombings investigation, a source with knowledge of the case said Friday.

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